Will Malaysia pull out of the CPTPP?

Press Release – NZPTV

News via AFTINET reports that Malaysias new Prime Minister Dr Mahathir made a brief but stunning statement in a media conference in Japan, saying that he will review the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership … Read more »

Economist warns Free Trade Agreements can be “job killers”

Press Release – NZPTV

In an interview recorded for an upcoming documentary by award-winning filmmaker Bryan Bruce, Nobel Prize Winning economist Professor Joseph Stiglitz says, New Zealand should have taken much more time over getting into the Comprehensive And Progressive … Read more »

Colombia seeks to join CPTPP Pacific Rim trade pact

Article – BusinessDesk

June 8 (BusinessDesk) – Colombia is the latest country to seek admission to the trans-Pacific trade pact, the CPTPP, which US President Donald Trump tried to kill off. Read more »

Trade rules, renewable energy and investment focus at forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand will urge regional leaders to defend the open international trading system, based on enforceable rules, at a meeting in Tokyo next week. Read more »

Marrakesh Treaty to bring global Braille resources to NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government has taken the next step towards ratification of the Marrakesh Treaty with the release of a draft Bill for public consultation, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi announced today . Read more »

Select committee rubber-stamps the TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future

The select committee has delivered a six-page disappointment that fails to do justice to the issues raised in hundreds of public submissions, which were overwhelmingly opposed to ratification of the resurrected TPPA, says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson … Read more »

RCEP a win-win deal for NZ, India and others – Parker

Press Release – India NZ Business Council

RCEP is a win-win deal for NZ, India and RCEP countries, says David Parker. Read more »

Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful China visit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Winston Peters has ended a three day visit to China with an agreement for future high level visits between the two countries to maintain and build on the bilateral relationship. Read more »

Support for trade rules and EU-NZ talks on agenda

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Fortifying support for international trade rules and preparing the way for New Zealands free trade talks with the European Union are key aims for Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker during a visit to France and Germany next week. Read more »

European Union trade negotiations to start

Press Release – EMA

Confirmation that trade negotiations will begin on a free trade agreement with the European Union is excellent news says the EMA. Read more »

Business sector upbeat about NZ-EU trade talks

Article – BusinessDesk

May 23 (BusinessDesk) – News that trade negotiations will begin between New Zealand and the European Union, the country’s third-largest trading partner, has been well received by local business chiefs. Read more »

“Chocks away” on EU-NZ FTA

Press Release – NZ Europe Business Council

A Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU) could boost exports by up to $NZ2 billion a year and save New Zealand hundreds of millions of dollars a year. Read more »

Green Party statement on EU trade negotiations

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is welcoming the announcement of Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker today on the major step forward in negotiations on a trade deal with the European Union, and will push for a deal that protects New Zealands interests. Read more »

DCANZ Looks Forward to High Quality EU Trade Deal

Press Release – Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand welcomes the European Unions decision move forward with negotiating a free trade deal with New Zealand. Read more »

Sheep and Beef welcomes agreement to start NZ-EU negotiation

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the agreement to start the New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations following the agreement from all European Union Member States on the negotiating … Read more »

EU and New Zealand to start free trade talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union (EU) has taken a major step forward with the announcement overnight that the EUs Foreign Affairs Council has approved its negotiating mandate. Read more »

Max Harris: Reclaiming an Independent Foreign Policy 31 May

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

New Zealand has drifted from its commitment to independent foreign policy in recent years. This talk explains that recent history – and sets out the elements of an effective, independent foreign policy. It then makes some practical suggestions about new directions … Read more »

Budget impact on Exporters and Manufacturers

Press Release – ExportNZ

The 2018 Budgets allocation of $1 billion towards R&D tax credits will be welcomed by exporting and manufacturing firms. Read more »

Govt’s inaction risks NZ being shut out of US

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

New Zealand exporters risk being shut out of the US market because of the Government inaction, given its made no effort to build a relationship with its US counterpart, Nationals Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. Read more »

Radical new framework for trade and investment treaties

Press Release – University of Otago

A team from the University of Otago, Wellington has just published a radical new framework for designing international trade and investment treaties. This framework is intended to assist policymakers worldwide in designing new treaties, and to help … Read more »

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