Govt denies political concerns behind steel decision

Article – BusinessDesk

Government denies political concerns behind choice not to tax Chinese steel imports By Sophie Boot Read more »

Budget strengthens trade effort

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Our ability to negotiate the best trade deals in the interests of all New Zealanders will be strengthened by a significant funding boost for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said. Read more »

NZ Steel asks High Court to overturn steel subsidy decision

Article – BusinessDesk

May 7 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand Steel wants the High Court to overturn a decision by the government not to tax Chinese steel imports, which the firm says flooded the local market and cut into profits. Read more »

Q+A: Minister David Parker interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Q+A: Minister David Parker interviewed by Corin Dann Environment Minister warns regulation is on the way for farmers not willing to change practises voluntarily as the government moves to clean up waterways. So there are some people who are … Read more »

New Zealand disappointed over US steel tariff move

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The Government is disappointed New Zealand has not been included in the announcement by President Trump on exemptions from steel and aluminium tariffs, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says. Read more »

PM’s Post Cabinet Press conference 30/04/18

Article – Joseph Cederwall

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern attended the Post Cabinet press conference today. Ardern made no major announcements, simply outlining her week ahead and opening up the floor to questions. Read more »

The Nation: British High Commissioner Laura Clarke

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Lisa Owen interviews British High Commissioner Laura Clarke Britain is set to exit the European Union in March next year. After that, it will be looking to build stronger trade ties with countries like New Zealand. I spoke to the British … Read more »

Parliament should review international treaty powers

Press Release – It’s Our Future

The parliamentary select committee should call for a review of the governments treaty-making powers before rushing in to ratify the TPPA, says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for Its Our Future, in anticipation of next weeks hearings on … Read more »

Alibaba CEO Daniel Zhang in trip to NZ

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – Alibaba Group chief executive Daniel Zhang will meet with business leaders and government agency heads, but doesn’t have any formal ministerial meetings planned during his trip to New Zealand. Read more »

Ardern ‘really positive’ in pursuing EU trade deal

Article – BusinessDesk

April 24 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is cautiously optimistic about New Zealand’s pursuit of a free trade agreement with the European Union, with the nation’s focus on environmental protections finding favour with French President … Read more »

PM welcomes signal of support for European Union FTA

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she was greatly heartened by positive comments made today by President Macron of France for the proposed New Zealand European Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following their bilateral in Paris today. Read more »

Which of Labour’s trade policies will the PM pursue

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

As the Prime Minister heads to Europe, with the proposed trade deals with the European Union and Britain at the top of her agenda, which of Labours trade policies she is going to pursue?, asks Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. Read more »

PM must reinforce NZ’s commitment to EU and UK FTAs

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National Party Trade Spokesperson Todd McClay welcomes news that the Prime Minister will prioritise discussions about a free trade deal with the European Union and Post Brexit Trade talks with the UK as part of her visit to Europe and London this week. Read more »

Parker wants public input in pursuit of progressive trade

Article – BusinessDesk

Parker wants public input in pursuit of progressive trade as PM flies flag in Europe Read more »

Govt must tell NZers if the TPPA-11 is its bottom line

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Trump talks of re-joining TPPA, Government must tell NZers if the TPPA-11 is its bottom line Read more »

B+LNZ and MIA appoint Brexit representative in London

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association have appointed Jeff Grant to support the red meat sectors response to Brexit. Read more »

Business must not dominate trade debate

Press Release – It’s Our Future

“Its Our Future wants to amplify the voice of the people in the debate on trade policy, says Oliver Hailes, spokesperson for the national network of TPPA opponents, anticipating the Governments consultation to be launched in the coming … Read more »

Q+A: John Ballingall interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Trade war very worrying for NZ NZIER Deputy CEO John Ballingall, a senior economist and trade expert at economic think tank NZIER says, therere a number of ways New Zealand could be impacted by a tariff war. First of all, despite what … Read more »

Shane Jones’ AirNZ demands would breach the TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Shane Jones has been an ardent supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). His latest interventions on Air New Zealand confirm my suspicions that he has no idea what restrictions it places on what New Zealand governments can do, … Read more »

Mr Parker’s side letters make no real difference

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National Party Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says that the Trade Minister should stop pretending he fixed the TPP with his side letters and admit that they have no real effect on the agreement. Read more »

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