NZ, US escalate WTO action against Indonesia import rules

Article – BusinessDesk

March 19 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and the US have escalated a complaint against Indonesia to the World Trade Organisation on import restrictions that led to the collapse in New Zealand beef exports to the southeast Asian country. Read more »

PM to visit Korea and Japan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will visit Korea next week to mark the signing of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Prime Minister Key and President Park Geun-hye of Korea will witness the signing of the agreement on March 23 by Trade Ministers … Read more »

Don’t wait for FTA before acting on India: Kaushal

Article – BusinessDesk

Don’t wait for FTA before acting on India, says India-NZ business council chair Read more »

Prof. Jane Kelsey & Prof David Coats Fabian Events In March

Forecast – New Zealand Fabian Society

The TPPA is nearing crunch time and I would like to remind you that Professor Jane Kelsey will provide an update on Wednesday March 4th at 5:30pm at Connolly Hall, Guildford Terrace, Wellington. Jane will be joined by Simon Terry of SustainabilityNZ … Read more »

Message of Nationwide Day of Action :‘TPPA? No Deal!’

Press Release – It’s Our Future

An amazing 22 towns and cities across New Zealand have rallied to the call for a nationwide day of action against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on 7 March, according to Chantelle Campbell who is coordinating the national events … Read more »

Abbott and Key must take the relationship forward

Press Release – Oz Kiwi

The ANZAC Centenary year presents an opportunity for Australia and New Zealand to take their relationship to the next level. Read more »

Short-lived chemicals threaten ozone progress

Press Release – Science Media Centre

19 February, 2015 Scientists report that chemicals that are not controlled by a United Nations treaty designed to protect the Ozone Layer are contributing to ozone depletion. Read more »

Prof Jane Kelsey – The TPPA End-game

Press Release – New Zealand Fabian Society

Prof Jane Kelsey – The TPPA End-game – Wednesday March 4 Connolly Hall Wellington 5:30pm Read more »

Fat debate, TPPA medical fears and $1.9M fund for engagement

Column – Science Media Centre

SMC Science Deadline: Fat debate, TPPA medical fears and $1.9M fund for science engagement Read more »

Nurses support the call for TPPA transparency, health check

Press Release – New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is deeply concerned about the potential, negative impact of a Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) on the health of New Zealanders. Read more »

Protect our climate and health, not multinational profits

Press Release – OraTaiao

OraTaiao: The New Zealand Climate and Health Council strongly supports this weeks call by international health advocates for the public release of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiating text, for a health check. Read more »

New Zealand leads Lancet call for TPPA transparency

Press Release – OraTaiao

New Zealand and Australian health advocates are leading an international call for public release and wide discussion of the text of the secret Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Read more »

TPPA secret while EU releases TTIP documents

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Trade minister Tim Groser has repeatedly claimed that negotiations for agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) are never conducted in daylight. That is simply not true. Read more »

PM’S Coverup on TPPA Embarrassing on World Stage

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Prime Minister must drop the nonsense of secrecy around the so-called Pacific trade deal now being negotiated, says New Zealand First. It is becoming embarrassing that Mr Key is still hiding TPPA negotiations behind closed doors after it was submitted … Read more »

Four year delay for committee to hear TPPA concerns

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU and fifteen other organisations have finally, four years on, had the opportunity to present orally to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee select committee regarding serious concerns workers, health professionals, development groups, digital … Read more »

Lessons for TPPA

Press Release – Jane Kelsey

Imagine the New Zealand government does what it thinks is needed to comply with the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Then US Trade Representative Michael Froman tells Trade Minister Groser, sorry Tim you must rewrite the law … Read more »

TPP talks could be wrapped up in first-half 2015, Key says

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 27 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key says the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations could be wrapped up in the next six months and put in front of the various parliaments of the 12 nations spanning the Asia Pacific. Read more »

Public health, union, and church groups slam TPP trade deal

Press Release – AFTINET

As secret Trans-Pacific (TPP) trade talks resume in New York, an unusually diverse mix of 47 Australian community groups including public health, environment, union, church, development aid and other groups have written an open letter to Trade Minister … Read more »

Groser to visit Europe

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Groser to visit Europe Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, including a meeting of Trade Ministers to discuss the WTO. He will then visit Brussels, Paris and Ankara. The … Read more »

PM to attend World Economic Forum

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key will travel to the United Kingdom, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Switzerland next week, attending meetings of the World Economic Forum and International Democrat Union. Read more »

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