Supply-driven global meat markets to put pressure on prices

Press Release – Rabobank

Consumers are set to benefit from downward pressure on global meat prices during 2017, according to Rabobank, the leading food and agribusiness bank. Read more »

NZ welcomes Brunei delegation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has welcomed the visit to New Zealand later this week by Bruneis Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Pehin Lim Jock Seng and Energy and Industry Minister Pehin Yasmin Umar. Read more »

NZ Chambers of Commerce thank John Key

Press Release – NZ Chambers of Commerce

As the leader of the National Party for 10 years, and Prime Minister for eight, he emphasised the importance of business to the economy, and under his leadership the country has enjoyed the fruits of a strong economy despite a sometimes very shaky … Read more »

National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

Column – Barry Coates

Yesterday, the Minister for Trade misused economic data in order to try to make the case for more so-called trade agreements like the TPPA which are actually deregulatory straitjackets in disguise. Read more »

Non-tariff barriers – A hidden brake on NZ economic growth

Press Release – International Business Forum

Excessive red tape, glacial bureaucratic processes and arbitrary new rules in overseas markets are a big and costly part of the trade picture for Kiwi exporters of agriculture, food and other products say the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) … Read more »

Makhlouf: Globalism Over Protectionism

Speech – New Zealand Treasury

Speech delivered at the New Zealand Institute of International Affairs (NZIIA) Conference in Wellington by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 29 November 2016. Read more »

Italy and NZ commit to doubling two-way trade

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Ivan Scalfarotto, and New Zealand Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, have jointly hosted a business event in Milan today committing to doubling two-way trade between the two countries. Read more »

China FTA update should not repeat TPPA mistakes

Press Release – Green Party

The Green Party is calling on the National Government to negotiate any changes to the free trade agreement (FTA) with China with greater transparency than it showed with the TPPA, and not weaken the protection of our strategic assets. Read more »

MPI welcomes the signing of organic food industry agreement

Press Release – Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has welcomed the signing of an arrangement with China that will benefit the organic food industry for both countries. Read more »

Trump to withdraw from TPP on day-one of Presidency

Article – BusinessDesk

United States President-elect Donald Trump will withdraw from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the first day of his presidency. Read more »

Upgrade of FTA with China offer boost for timber industry

Press Release – NZ Forest Owners’ Association

News of plans to upgrade New Zealands free trade agreement with China should open trade doors for more timber exports to China, and more employment in New Zealand, according to the Chair of the New Zealand Wood Council, Brian Stanley. Read more »

Korean FTA anniversary celebrated

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed strong export growth to Korea during the first year of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more »

Don’t repeat the failures of the TPP in other agreements

Press Release – Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

The failed TPP should not be used as a model for the future trade agreements, a diverse network of community organisations has warned. Read more »

Upgrade of China FTA Will Be Rewarding For Primary Sector

Press Release – Federated Farmers

The announcement of the intention of both the Chinese and New Zealand governments to upgrade their free trade agreement will pay dividends for the nations primary sector. Read more »

Fonterra Welcomes NZ China FTA Upgrade Negotiations

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra has welcomed Prime Minister John Key’s announcement at APEC of the launch of China NZ FTA upgrade negotiations. The announcement followed a positive bilateral meeting between Trade Minister Todd McClay and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng. Read more »

New Zealand China FTA Upgrade Negotiations is Good News

Press Release – Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) welcomes the announcement that New Zealand and China are commencing negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upgrade. Read more »

ExportNZ welcomes upgrade of China-NZ FTA

Press Release – Export New Zealand

ExportNZ says todays announcement by the Prime Minister and his Chinese counterpart to upgrade the China – New Zealand FTA is good news. Read more »

Key crowns APEC summit with China free-trade upgrade

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and China have agreed to renegotiate the historic free-trade agreement between the two countries, in an announcement at the APEC leaders summit in the Peruvian capital, Lima, dominated by discussion about the baton on … Read more »

Key and others talk nonsense on TPPA at APEC

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

As political leaders from various Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) desperately dreamed up rescue packages at the APEC summit, they jettisoned any pretence this is about trade, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey Read more »

Launch of negotiations to upgrade China FTA announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced the launch of negotiations to upgrade the New Zealand – China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more »

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