Oxfam calls for ‘no decision’ on Pacific FTA

Press Release – Oxfam NZ

Current negotiations on the PACER-Plus regional free trade agreement between Pacific Island countries, Australia and New Zealand are edging closer to completion, with Pacific people most likely to lose out in the deal. Read more »

TPP Action Day build up – Update and Information evening

Press Release – Kapiti TPPA Concern

Kapiti TPPA Concern is participating in the build up to the nationwide TPP Day of Action on 10 Sept and have invited Fletcher Tabuteau MP to give a detailed public talk. Read more »

China’s One Belt One Road may offer best avenue

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 18 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand is unlikely to gain traction in its bid to upgrade its bilateral free-trade agreement with China while Asias largest economy is focused on developing its broader One Belt One Road initiative, a leading academic says. Read more »

NZ Learning Trade with China Has Sting in Tail

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

More trade deals with China are blowing up in the governments face in spite of their determined efforts to hush them up, says New Zealand First Leader and Northland Member of Parliament Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Price effect of breaking from Kyoto – Expert reaction

Press Release – Science Media Centre

A new report says the Government would have got better bang for its buck if it had de-linked the emissions trading scheme promptly after announcing it would not sign up to the second commitment period of the Kyoto Protocol. Read more »

NZ exporters to UK asked about Brexit impact

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 16 August 2016 Media Statement NZ exporters to UK asked about Brexit impact Trade Minister Todd McClay today issued a call for public submissions on the likely impact of Brexit on New Zealand businesses that export … Read more »

Sheep producers from the Tri-Lamb Group meet in New Zealand

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Sheep producers from the Tri-Lamb Group meet in New Zealand to discuss common interests 15 August 2016 Young sheep industry leaders from New Zealand, Australia and the United States are getting together in New Zealand this week to discuss common interests … Read more »

Hiding behind the law – but can’t say which law

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

David Clark MP for Dunedin North Trade and Export Growth Spokesperson MEDIA STATEMENT 11 August 2016 Hiding behind the law but cant say which law National is refusing to come clean on what caused the potential trade dispute with China by hiding behind … Read more »

McClay heads to Laos for RCEP meetings

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay is travelling to Laos today to participate in a series of Ministerial meetings in the capital city of Vientiane, including the fourth Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) FTA Ministerial Meeting. Read more »

McClay plans to make more out of existing free-trade deals

Article – BusinessDesk

Aug. 1 (BusinessDesk) – Trade Minister Todd McClay will hit the public hustings, giving people the opportunity to have their say on a shift in making the most out of the free-trade deals New Zealand already has in place. Read more »

Hon Todd McClay: Speech to Trans-Tasman Business Circle

Speech – New Zealand Government

As a trading nation, New Zealand has much it can be proud of. For two small islands of 4.5 million people, thousands of kilometers from distant markets, we produce high quality goods and services wanted by consumers all over the world. Read more »

PM censures Trade Minister for ‘head of a pin’ answers

Article – BusinessDesk

July 25 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key has censured his newbie Trade Minister, Todd McClay, for “dancing on the head of a pin” in answers he gave to both Key and news media when first asked about alleged trade threats from China over steel … Read more »

John Key must sack out-of-depth Trade Minister

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Andrew Little Leader of the Opposition MEDIA STATEMENT 25 July 2016 John Key must sack out-of-depth Trade Minister The Prime Minister must sack Todd McClay for failing to do his job as Trade Minister and be on top of a significant potential threat to … Read more »

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 »

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