26 Apr 2005

Vanuatu agrees to talks over ban on Fiji biscuits

3:57 pm on 26 April 2005

The Fiji government has received a letter from Vanuatu agreeing to discussions over the ban it imposed on the import of Fiji biscuits to the country.

The Fijilive news site says Fiji's foreign minister, Kaliopate Tavola, has confirmed receiving the letter.

Mr Tavola says they wrote to the Vanuatu government at the end of last month requesting for consultations under the provisions of the Melanesian Spearhead Group Trade Agreement.

Authorities in Port Vila imposed a ban on cabin and breakfast crackers imported from Fiji last month to protect a local biscuit manufacturer.