Studies Show New Zealand Farmers Ahead of the Game

Press Release – GE Free NZ

After two years of serious problems with the Fonterra botulism debacle and PGG Wrightsons herbicide tolerant swedes killing hundreds of cows, there is better news for 2015. Read more »

Foreign Ownership Register Bill Gaining Support

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

With New Zealand Firsts register of foreign land and housing ownership awaiting introduction to Parliament, all political parties are being urged to support it. Read more »

New Zealand-Korea FTA initialled

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed todays initialling by Chief Negotiators of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. Read more »

Leaked TISA text exposes US threat to privacy, data security

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The US is demanding that New Zealand and other countries accept sweeping rules that would override privacy protections for digitised personal and other data, according to Professor Jane Kelsey from the University of Auckland. Read more »

One year anniversary of trade deal marked

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed the one year anniversary today of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on … Read more »

Timber exports scheme cuts greenhouse gases

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew has welcomed the implementation of a programme that allows timber products to be exported to Australia without chemical treatment. Read more »

PQ 4. Free-trade Agreement—New Zealand – South Korea

Press Release – Office of the Clerk

4. MARK MITCHELL (NationalRodney) to the Minister of Trade : What progress has been made on negotiations towards a free-trade agreement with South Korea? Read more »

Establishment of NZ-China Strategic Partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

At the invitation of Governor-General Lt Gen The Rt Hon Sir Jerry Mateparae and Prime Minister The Rt Hon John Key of New Zealand, President Xi Jinping of the Peoples Republic of China made a state visit to New Zealand from 19 to 21 November 2014. Read more »

Aus/NZ Govt Procurement Agreement reaffirmed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The New Zealand and Australian governments have today re-confirmed their commitment to a single competitive procurement market with the signing of the Australia and New Zealand Government Procurement Agreement (ANZGPA), Economic Development Minister … Read more »

Two education initiatives with China

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Tertiary Education, Skills and Employment Minister Steven Joyce today announced the signing with China of two initiatives that will further enhance educational initiatives between China and New Zealand. Read more »

New Zealand China television co-production agreement signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand has achieved an important milestone with the first ever television co-production agreement being signed by any country with China, say Trade Minister Tim Groser and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry. Read more »

PM meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key held successful talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping in Wellington today. This is President Xis third official visit to New Zealand, but his first as President, so its a very significant occasion. Im delighted … Read more »

Limited benefits for wood products in Korean FTA

Press Release – Wood Council of NZ

At its meeting today the Wood Council of NZ (Woodco) said tariffs will continue to restrict trade in processed wood products despite the signing of a FTA with South Korea. Read more »

Limited benefits for wood products in Korean FTA

Press Release – Wood Council of NZ

At its meeting today the Wood Council of NZ (Woodco) said tariffs will continue to restrict trade in processed wood products despite the signing of a FTA with South Korea. Read more »

Australia-China FTA adds to rivalry in soft commodities

Article – BusinessDesk

Australia’s FTA with China adds to rivalry in ‘hotly contested’ market for soft commodities Read more »

Australia signs FTA with China: shift from mining to dining

Press Release – HSBC Bank

Australia signed a long-awaited free trade agreement with China, its largest trading partner, coinciding with today’s state-visit by China’s president, Xi Jinping. Read more »

Aussies claim their China FTA is better than ours

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Australia and China have completed free-trade agreement negotiations, in a deal which Australian government sources say secures better access for the country’s dairy exports than New Zealand’s. Read more »

Government must release text of South Korea trade deal

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should immediately release the text of the free-trade agreement (FTA) signed with South Korea, said the Green Party. Read more »

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New Zealands recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements. Read more »

South Korea Free Trade Agreement

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Coverage of the free trade agreement just concluded with South Korea has been all about agriculture which is being talked up without anyone being able to see the fine print, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, It appears the legal scrubbing … Read more »

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