External Trade

From: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade Labour Mobility Unit NOTICE 2

Attention: SOLOMON ISLANDS / AUSTRALIA LABOUR MOBILITY APPLICANTS

August 2021 applications for the Work Ready Pool continue to be screened.

From: The Ministry of Foreign Affiars & External Trade, Labour Mobility Unit 

Attention: Solomon Islands/Australian Labour Mobility Applicants 

August applications for the Work Ready Pool are now being screened, Screening will proceed in the order in which applications were received. 

People named in the following list (Download the List Here) are required to attend interview and fitness assessment. 

A team of 160 workers are preparing to leave the country on Friday 10th September 2021 to work in Queensland, Australia under the Seasonal Work Program (SWP) and the Pacific Labour Scheme (PLS).

Participants of the Trade Com II Programme Workshop

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade hosted the ACP-EU Trade Com II Programme virtual workshop on 9 September 2021.

L-R- Managing Director of Motawa Enterprises Rodney Kavamauri, Permanent Secretary of MFAET Mr. Collin Beck and Managing Director of PZTR company Mr. Henry Kapu before the signing ceremony at MFAET.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade (MFAET) is pleased to acknowledge another Mile stone was achieved by the Solomon Islands Enhanced Integrated Framework (EIF) Enhanced Capacity for Agriculture Trade (ECAT) project with the signing of two separate contracts by the EIF National Implementation Unit(NIU) on Thursday 27th May 2021.

PS Collin Beck and Counsellor Julie McCallum in a photo shoot with the workers at the Pre-Departure Briefing, St. Barnabas Leaf hut.

A total of 187 workers flew out of the country last week on Friday 7th May to work in various different farms and abattoirs in Australia.

Participants connecting remotely via zoom

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and External Trade hosted an introductory session on Wednesday 28th April 2021 to kick off consultations for the Rapid Needs Assessment that is underway in Solomon Islands to identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations (PACER) Plus. Bilateral consultations were held later in the afternoon with the respective stakeholders and will continue on the 5th and 6th of May 2021.

PS Collin Beck and HE Dr Lachlan Strahan in a photo shoot with the workers at the Pre-Departure Briefing, St. Barnabas Leafhut.

A total of 178 workers flew out of the country on Tuesday on two separate chartered flights to work in various Meat processing plants in New South Wales, Australia. The first group of workers left on the early hours of Tuesday morning while the other group departed in the afternoon.

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The Institute for International Trade (IIT) at the University of Adelaide, is consulting government, business and community stakeholders across the Pacific to identify trade-related development priorities of members from the new free trade agreement – the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).

MFAET PS Mr Collin Beck, Deputy High Commissioner Ms Sally Anne Vincent and Christina Skoumbourdis from the Australian High Commission in a photo shoot together with the workers after the Pre-departure briefing at St. Barnabas Leaf hut.

92 workers are preparing to leave the country starting next week to work in Queensland, Australia under the Seasonal Work Program (SWP). The workers will be travelling in small groups separately on different dates and flights. They will be quarantined at their pre-arranged quarantine sites for 14 days before going to their respective farms where they will be working for the next 9 months.