Dunne Speaks: New Zealand’s Weak and Cowardly Foreign Policy

Column – Peter Dunne

New Zealand is generally well regarded in the international community. That is probably one of the biggest things going for former Prime Minister Helen Clark (aside for the moment from her considerable and formidable personal skills and talents) in her … Read more »

NZ caught in global backlash against Chinese steel imports

Article – BusinessDesk

The Chinese government wants New Zealand to maintain its reputation for “not being difficult” on trade issues, fearing that if Wellington imposes countervailing duties on Chinese steel imports, other countries will escalate the international backlash … Read more »

Minister seeks increased trade with Indonesia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay is traveling to Indonesia today to join the Prime Minister and a high-level business delegation for a two-day official visit. Read more »

PM meets Italian PM Matteo Renzi

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key had a successful meeting with Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi in Rome today where they discussed a wide range of issues including the regional economy, trade and counter terrorism. This is my first visit to Rome as Prime … Read more »

NZ dollar, swaps tumble as Brexit confounds pollsters

Article – BusinessDesk

The New Zealand dollar tumbled more than 3 US cents, or 4.4 percent, and swap rates dropped as the UK voted to leave the European Union, confounding the predictions of bookmakers and pollsters. Read more »

Brexit will require work by trade negotiators

Press Release – Business New Zealand

The new post-Brexit landscape will require more work by New Zealand trade negotiators, says ExportNZ. Read more »

New Zealand needs to milk Brexit for all its worth

Press Release – Federated Farmers

With Britain voting to exit the European Union today, Federated Farmers is urging diplomats and export companies to be quick off the block and first inline for meetings to push New Zealands agenda. Read more »

India & NZ serious about expanding investment

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council

“India & NZ are serious about expanding investment opportunities, says John Key at INZBC Summit 2016. Read more »

Govt looks set to repeat TPPA mistakes with RCEP

Press Release – Green Party

The Government must learn from its mistakes with the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), not repeat them with the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade deal, the Green Party said today. Read more »

Trade Minister welcomes RCEP negotiations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has used his speech to 500 trade delegates at todays Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) negotiation in Auckland to encourage negotiators to open their markets and be more ambitious. Read more »

April exports fall, mixed feelings from manufacturers

Press Release – NZMEA

The latest New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) Survey of Business Conditions completed during May 2016, shows total sales in April 2016 decreased 2.97% (year on year export sales decreased by 5.36% with domestic sales increasing … Read more »

Engagement on services agreement negotiations

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced public sessions on the Trade in Services Agreement (TiSA) in June, following attending a TiSA Ministerial meeting in the margins of the OECD Ministerial Conference in Paris. Read more »

NZ calls for international action on environmental goods

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ calls for international action on environmental goods Trade Minister Todd McClay and counterparts from six WTO members today released a statement at the OECD Ministerial Conference in Paris welcoming the progress that has been made towards an Environmental … Read more »

Budget 2016: Maximising FTA implementation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The 2016 Budget invests an additional $4.6 million over four years into FTA (Free Trade Agreement) implementation. Read more »

Nikkei Conference: NZ’s Response to the Trade Challenge

Speech – New Zealand Government

Nikkei Conference: New Zealands Response to the Trade Challenge Mr Chairman, thank you for your introduction and for the opportunity to be here today as the Government representative for New Zealand. Like everyone in this room, New Zealand has a stake … Read more »

Peters: Farmers Must Reject Being National’s Doormat

Speech – New Zealand First Party

Twenty-eight years ago, the late David Lange said: “Farming is a sunset industry and manufacturing and tourism will take its place.” Read more »

Kennedy Graham: speech on the TPPA in the General Debate

Speech – Green Party

Dr Kennedy Graham’s speech on the TPPA in the General Debate 12.05.16 Read more »

Broad support for TPP from SMEs

Press Release – MYOB

Boost for free trade supporters on eve of legislative debate with SMEs also favouring more trade agreements Read more »

Labour confirms it is no longer pro free trade

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay is disappointed, but not surprised, that Labour has now confirmed that they will vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement legislation. Read more »

Government’s weak trusts inquiry lambasted

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The weak and absurd scope of the Governments inquiry into foreign trusts has been lambasted by Transparency International, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

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