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Environmental and Social Management Framework (ESMF)

The ESMF framework provides principles and guidelines which are consistent with laws of the Pacific Island Countries that are involved in energy projects and is also relevant to the World Bank Safeguard Policies. For more information on ESMF please refer

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The 7th Ministers’ Meeting of the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC), July 13, 2015

The 7th Ministers’ Meeting of the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC) discussed trade and investment facilitation and harmonization of labor and immigration legislations between the FSM, RMI, and Palau. Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI), July 13, 2015

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Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC) Workshop, July 7-9, 2015

The FSM, RMI, and Palau complete their preliminary trade and investment facilitation needs assessment with the technical assistance of the Commonwealth Secretariat Hub & Spokes II Programme teamed up with the International Trade Centre (ITC), the United Nations Conference on

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Special Pacific ACP Trade and Fisheries Ministers’ Meeting in Suva, Fiji

Secretary Marion Henry leads the FSM to the Special Pacific ACP Trade and Fisheries Ministers’ Meeting in Suva, Fiji Suva, Fiji, July 16, 2015 Secretary Marion Henry took part in the Special Pacific ACP (PACP) Trade and Fisheries Ministers’ Meeting

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The 2015 FSM Investment Guide completed and ready to be launched

Press Release #1506-01 Palikir, Pohnpei – FSM Information Services June 08, 2015 (Palikir, FSM Department of Resources and Development) After one year of national and state consultations, the Division of Trade and Investment has recently completed the publication of the

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The Department of Resource and Development to represent the FSM at the Second Meeting of the Working Group on formation of an integrated market in Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok on March 26-27, 2015

Palikir, Pohnpei, Division of Trade and Investment, Department of R&D: March 25, 2015. The Second Meeting of the Working Group on formation of an integrated market in Asia and the Pacific will take place on March 26-27, 2015 at the

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The ITC and UNCTAD to Assist Members of the MTEC

The International Trade Centre and UNCTAD to assist Members of the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC) to assess their trade and investment facilitation conditions and needs with a view to enhance their export competitiveness and investment attractiveness Palikir, Pohnpei,

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The Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and the Republic of Palau Sign a Landmark Establishing the Micronesian Trade and Economic Community (MTEC)

Apia, Samoa (MTC Interim Secretary: September 3, 2014).   On September 3, 2014, the Presidents Emmanuel Mori of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM), Christopher Loeak of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, and Tommy Remengesau Jr. of the Republic

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Pohnpei State Move to Improve Sea Cucumber Fisheries Management

Sea cucumber, the Pacific Islands second most important commercial fishery and the longest surviving export commodity is facing intense exploitation pressure. Before tuna fishing was realized in the middle of the last century, Pacific islanders were processing beche-de-mer for sale

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Positive results of a FAD monitoring programme in Yap

Introduction A nearshore fish aggregating device (FAD) is an anchored or drifting object that is placed in the ocean to attract fish.1 Tuna and other pelagic fish gather around a FAD, making it easier to find and catch them. Nearshore

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