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Trading Military Equipment With Israel Is A Human Rights Outrage

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

Revelations that foreign affairs officials have approved the sale of military equipment to a host of human-rights-abusing countries, including Israel, is an outrage. In recent years foreign affairs has been dominated by trade priorities with concerns … Read more »

Authority Proposes Actions To Correct 2019 UTS

Press Release – Electricity Authority

The Authority today released a consultation paper on the proposed actions to correct the 2019 undesirable trading situation (UTS). In December 2020 the Authoritys Board concluded there was a UTS between 3 and 27 December 2019. The decision followed … Read more »

Live Export Ships Stranded At Sea Reignites Concerns About The Trade

Press Release – SAFE NZ

Thousands of cattle remain stranded at sea on two livestock ships that left Spain on 18 December . The two vessels, Elbeik and Karim Allah, were bound for Libya. But following an onboard outbreak of the viral disease bluetongue, theyve both been … Read more »

Air NZ “Bought Share Of The Blame” For Yemen Humanitarian Catastrophe With Saudi Contract – Oxfam

Press Release – Oxfam

Air New Zealands contract with the Saudi military is an unacceptable breach of international obligations and New Zealanders trust, said Oxfam today, as the aid agency called for the governments investigation into the deal to be made public. … Read more »

Another New Zealand Middle East Military Deal Fails Prime Minister’s ‘Sniff Test’

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa

Palestine Solidarity Network Aotearoa says the Prime Minister should apply the Middle East sniff test again. This time to a New Zealand government military deal with Israel. This follows revelations Air New Zealand was servicing equipment for the … Read more »

Air New Zealand Assisting Saudi War In Yemen

Press Release – Peace Action Wellington

The shocking revelations that Air New Zealand has been assisting the Saudi military in the war on Yemen must prompt a wider inquiry into the Crowns involvement in the arms trade, said Peace Action Wellington member Valerie Morse. It is absolutely … Read more »

Important For UK To Convert Trade Liberalisation Narrative To Action As It Seeks To Join CPTPP

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

In welcoming the UKs application to join the CPTPP agreement, the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is stressing the need for the UK to convert its statements of commitment to leadership in global trade liberalisation to meaningful … Read more »

New Zealand Welcomes News Of UK Request To Join CPTPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade and Export Growth Minister, Damien OConnor, today welcomed the United Kingdoms intention to submit a formal request to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The challenges facing the global trade and … Read more »

Upgraded NZ-China FTA Will Assist Covid Recovery

Press Release – Export New Zealand

An upgrade to New Zealands free trade agreement (FTA) with China is an important step for the ongoing relationship with our largest trading partner, ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says. “At a time of global economic disruption due … Read more »

Exports Flat Despite Commodity Price Falls

Press Release – Statistics New Zealand

Total goods exports were almost unchanged in November 2020, despite a fall in the export prices of several commodities, Stats NZ said today. Total goods exports were $5.2 billion, down 0.2 percent from November 2019. Meat and offal exports were down … Read more »

Air New Zealand Cargo Delivers A Belly Full This Summer

Press Release – Air New Zealand

There is a hum in the air during the summer for Air New Zealand Cargo, busy getting assorted goods to the world for a taste of New Zealands best. Some of the items on Air New Zealands Cargo summer menu are – Around 2.5 million kilograms of Kiwi … Read more »

Have Your Say On The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Treaty

Press Release – Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee

  The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a plurilateral treaty-level agreement intended to deepen New Zealands trade and economic connections in the Asia-Pacific region. Fifteen countries from the Asia-Pacific region signed … Read more »

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