“Trade for All” in the EU NZ FTA Offers No New Direction

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

As negotiations begin on the first free trade agreement that this Government has not inherited from National, Trade Minister David Parker will count his blessings that he can share the stage with the seemingly benign European Union, says University … Read more »

New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker Minister for Trade and Export Growth 21 June 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia … Read more »

National welcomes formal launch of EU FTA talks

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the formal launch of NZ-EU FTA negotiations and says its success will be judged on greatly improved access for our agricultural exporters to the EU market. Read more »

EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

Press Release – Delegation of the European Commission to NZ

Today, in the New Zealand capital of Wellington, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrm and New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker officially launched negotiations today for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. Read more »

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 »

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