Fiji's trade minister Faiyaz Koya has reiterated Fiji has not withdrawn from the PACER Plus trade negotiations.
Fiji trade, tourism & now lands & minerals minister Faiyaz Koya (left) has arrived at Fiji Australia Business Forum pic.twitter.com/uSLyIYpB7t— Alex Perrottet (@alexperro) September 14, 2016
He told a meeting of the New Zealand, Australia and Fiji Business Councils, that the local and international media had got it wrong.
Mr Koya said Fiji will not endorse the agreement's legal text and will only withdraw if Australia and New Zealand do not show flexibility on Fiji and Pacific islands key concerns.
"Let me emphasise here, Fiji wants further negotiations on two very critical issues, on infant industry development and the most favoured nation clause that will have an implication on Fiji's development aspirations."