Fiji and PNG trade issues reach ‘mutual understanding’

Minister of Trade Faiyaz Koya says the products at the centre of concerns were the Ox & Palm corned beef, snack biscuits and Trukai rice from PNG.

Fiji and Papua New Guinea trade issues have been resolved according to Fiji’s Minister for Industry, Trade and Tourism, Faiyaz Koya.

The Fiji Times reported the two governments were able to come to a mutual understanding and allow trade to continue.

In an interview with the newspaper Koya said no travels were made by the Fiji Biosecurity chairman, Xavier Khan, to PNG as matters had been resolved.

This resolution comes just over a month of when Fiji first refused to import PNG’s Ox and Palm beef and Trukai Rice, because of alleged biosecurity risks. The issue was dubbed as a ‘looming trade war‘ between the two countries.

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