Oxfam New Zealand is supporting the call for no decision to be made on the Pacific's proposed trade deal PACER-Plus.
The region's trade ministers are preparing to meet in Christchurch this Friday to further discuss the agreement.
Negotiations started in 2009 and are on track to wrap up later this year.
The executive director of Oxfam New Zealand Rachael Le Mesurier says Pacific economies face unique challenges and any regional trade policy must bear that in mind.
She spoke to Koroi Hawkins