What is South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement (Sparteca)?
South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement (Sparteca) meaning
| established – 1981|
aim – to redress unequal trade relationships of Australia and New Zealand with small island economies in the Pacific region
members – (16) Australia, Cook Islands, Fiji (suspended), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Nauru, NZ, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu
reference: The World Factbook 2017. Washington, DC: Central Intelligence Agency, 2017. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/index.html