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Alternative trade strategy hui starts tomorrow

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Alternative trade strategy hui starts tomorrow, aims to set agenda for change A 2-day hui to explore what an alternative and progressive trade strategy should look like starts tomorrow morning at 9am at the Fale Pasifika at Auckland University, … Read more »

Dame Annette King to attend Asia Europe Meeting Summit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Honourable Dame Annette King will attend the 12th Asia Europe Meeting (ASEM) Leaders Summit as the Prime Ministers Special Envoy in Brussels this week (18-19 October). Read more »

NZ plays down threat to European agri interests in FTA talks

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 10 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand trade negotiators are trying to get their European counterparts to recognise that the nation’s agricultural exports are small-fry in comparison to the regional bloc’s farming sector. Read more »

NZ, Australia face pressure to exit RCEP negotiations

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and Australia may face pressure to pull out of talks for a new trade agreement involving China, India and the Association of South East Asian Nations, a group of business leaders and academics were told on a recent … Read more »

NZ-India business summit upbeat on growth potential

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

NZ-India business summit upbeat on growth potential The success of the fifth India New Zealand Business Council (INZBC) annual summit in Auckland on September 28 has amply highlighted the strong will in both nations to take their trade and investment … Read more »

RNZ Insight Documentary Wins Asia-Pacific Award

Press Release – RNZ

RNZs investigative Insight documentary Climate Change – Politics and Actions has won the inaugural Association for International Broadcasting Sustainability Award for radio programming . Read more »

Tabuteau to lead NZ’s first trade delegation to South Africa

Press Release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Foreign Affairs Fletcher Tabuteau will travel to South Africa this week to lead New Zealands first ever senior-level business delegation to the country. The South African market presents significant potential for New … Read more »

Commonwealth WTO members seek to protect multilateral trade

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand will host a follow-up meeting of Commonwealth members of the World Trade Organisation in Geneva next week to discuss what they can do to support a multilateral system under threat. Read more »

Ratification of Pacific trade deal a step closer

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Ratification of Pacific trade deal a step closer A unique trade and development deal, that will lower barriers while raising living standards, creating jobs and increasing exports by Pacific Island countries, has taken a step closer. Trade and … Read more »

Peters: National Press Club – Canberra [22/8/18]

Speech – New Zealand Government

First, lets start by acknowledging the traditional owners of the land that we meet on and pay respects to their elders, past and present. Read more »

The Nation: US Ambassador Scott Brown

Press Release – The Nation

US Ambassador Scott Brown says it is “politics as usual” in Washington – and the events of the last week do not spell a crisis for the administration. “You have people who will still support him, regardless, and people who will never support … Read more »

Select committee urged to stop spread of ISDS under CPTPP

Press Release – It’s Our Future

A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor state dispute settlement (ISDS) to countries seeking to join … Read more »

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