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 »

‘Pathetic’ report on TPPA shows inquiry needed

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The travesty of democracy that has enveloped the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from day one continued with a pathetic report released by the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee yesterday, says University of Auckland law professor … Read more »

Update on Commerce Commission steel mesh investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission continues to make progress in its ongoing enquiries into steel mesh sold in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ to host RCEP negotiating round in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay confirmed today New Zealand will host the 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade negotiation in Auckland from 12-18 June 2016. Read more »

Cross-border trade agreement means more investment choices

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

New Zealand investors will benefit from more competition for their investment dollar and more choice of investment options as a result of an international agreement signed today. Read more »

Successful trip to China concludes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Successful trip to China concludes Primary Industries Nathan Guy has concluded a successful trip to China as part of a delegation led by Prime Minister John Key with Trade Minister Todd McClay and New Zealand businesses. This visit has reinforced … Read more »

The Nation: John Key

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews John Key Youtube clips from the show are available here . Read more »

Water Exporters Should Pay a Royalty

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It is economic folly and a slap in the face to New Zealanders for mainly foreign-owned companies to be allowed to export our water and sell it at a profit, when the nation receives nothing in return, says New Zealand First. Read more »

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