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Forum Treaties & Agreements

Treaty Depositary Function

The Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum is the nominated Depositary for the following regional treaties:

NAME OF TREATY Year of Adoption Year of Entry into Force Status Report

South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement, done at Tarawa 1980, and 1989 Amendments (SPARTECA)

 1980  1st January 1981 Download Status Report

South Pacific Nuclear Free Zone Treaty, done at Raratonga, 1985

 1985  11th December 1986  Download Status Report

Convention for the Protection of the Natural Resources and Environment of the South Pacific Region, done at Noumea 1986 (Noumea Convention)

 1986 22nd August 1990  Download Status Report 

Convention to Ban the Importation into Forum Island Countries of Hazardous and Radioactive Wastes and to Control the Transboundary Movement and Management of Hazardous Wastes within the South Pacific Region, done at Waigani, 1995
(Waigani Convention)

 1995  21st October 2001  Download Status Report

Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations, done at Nauru, 2001 (PACER)

 2001  3rd October 2002  Download Status Report

Pacific Island Countries Trade Agreement, done at Nauru, 2001 (PICTA)

 2001  13th April 2003 Download Status Report
PICTA Trade in Services Protocol, done at Cook Islands, 2012 (PICTA TIS Protocol) 2012   Download Status Report

Pacific Islands Air Services Agreement, done at Auckland, 2003 (PIASA)

 2003  13th October 2007  Download Status Report

The Pacific Islands Civil Aviation Safety and Security Treaty, done at Apia, 2004 (PICASST)

2004   11th June 2005  Download Status Report

Memorandum of Understanding on the Establishment of the Pacific Forum Line Limited, done at Suva, 1977

Amendments to the MOU on Establishment of the Pacific Forum Line

Consolidated Text of the MOU on Establishment of the Pacific Forum Line

    Download Status Report
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