Trade and Maritime Transport Trends in the Pacific

Trade and Maritime Transport Trends in the Pacific


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This study seeks to help fill knowledge gaps on maritime trade in the Pacific. It examines trade flows in Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Timor-Leste, Tonga, and Vanuatu. The study looks at shared constraints, such as the effects of climate change and exposure to external shocks, and identifies synergistic and regional approaches to address them. It aims to inform long-term planning for trade facilitation across the region by identifying key questions for governments and development partners to consider. It also addresses core questions including how trade flows in the region are changing, how growth will impact seaport operations and shipping services, and how trade efficiency can be improved.