Globalization is having its most transformative effects in the Paciï¬c in three areas of economic and political life: trade, labor, and security. The global move from protection to free trade has reached the Paciï¬c and will have its greatest Âinitial impact on Fiji's sugar and garment industries, both of which face major restructuring and possibly extinction. Within ten years, the Paciï¬c Plan might also create economic integration within the entire Paciï¬c Islands Forum area, though the free movement of labor from the Islands into Australia and New ZeaÂland seems unlikely. Thanks in large part to the war in Iraq, Fiji has now joined Sämoa and Tonga as a remittance economy, but Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, and Vanuatu have little access to remittance income. Globalization in Solomon Islands has taken the form of unregulated investment in tropical logging, which has contributed to corrupting the political system. The consequence is regional intervention led by Australia, which is also attempting to shore up Papua New Guinea, where the government's priorities are inï¬uenced by its heavy dependence on foreign investors in resource projects. Globalization will probably widen inequalities throughout the Paciï¬c, and some countries will beneï¬t more than others. Cultural, historical, and demographic circumstances at the receiving end of globalization in the Island states of the Paciï¬c play determining roles in whether the process has positive or negative consequences.