Bennett to lead trade delegation to Sri Lanka

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Bennett to lead trade delegation to Sri Lanka Food Safety Minister David Bennett is today travelling to Sri Lanka with a New Zealand business delegation to further strengthen ties between the two countries. New Zealands relationship with Sri … Read more »

Good progress on meat and kiwifruit trade with Iran

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Primary Industries Nathan Guy has witnessed an agreement in Tehran enabling the resumption of sheep and beef exports to Iran, and witnessed Zespri signalling its willingness to explore the development of the kiwifruit market. Read more »

Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 21 February 2017 Media Statement Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal Read more »

NZ and Aussie trade deals needed as proof EU can do them

Article – BusinessDesk

NZ and Aussie trade deals needed as proof EU can do them: Hungarian foreign minister Read more »

Leaders’ talks cement trade relations, science agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The annual Australia-New Zealand Leaders talks have taken the cooperation between our two countries forward in a number of areas, Prime Minister Bill English says. Read more »

Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

Column – Green Party

News that Prime Minister Bill English is expected to try and resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when he meets with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull this weekend makes me question why English is intent on flogging this particular … Read more »

MFAT keeps ’24-hour watch’ on Trump

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 9 (BusinessDesk) – The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is keeping a 24-hour watch on the Trump administration while it works towards a bilateral free-trade deal, even while a Trans-Pacific Partnership deal excluding the US remains on the table. Read more »

Beef Becomes Another Diplomatic Ball Dropped by National

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Beef Becomes Another Diplomatic Ball Dropped by National Within one week, the government has been caught short by Russia moving to ban our beef and a slow response to some Kiwi dual-citizens entering the United States. Nathan Guy, the Minister for Primary … Read more »

Trade Minister to visit Japan and Singapore

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will visit Japan and Singapore this week to discuss regional trade issues with his ministerial counterparts. Read more »

Trade Minister begins TPP talks with Australia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will travel to Sydney tomorrow to meet with his Australian counterpart, Trade and Investment Minister Steven Ciobo. Read more »

Trade is the life blood of the NZ sheep and beef sector

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

While disappointed by the US decision to withdraw from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), the New Zealand sheep and beef sector remains strongly supportive of the Agreement and its aims, its representative organisations, the New Zealand … Read more »

Save the TPPA – exporters

Press Release – BusinessNZ

New Zealand exporters want to see every effort made to save the TPPA, says ExportNZ. The New Zealand Trade Minister today said he would investigate with the 10 other TPPA partners the options for continuing to bring the deal to fruition. Read more »

NZ winegrowers upbeat about upcoming harvest

Article – BusinessDesk

Jan. 25 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand winegrowers remain upbeat about this year’s harvest, despite earthquakes and adverse weather. Read more »

Moody’s Views on Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Deal

Opinion – Moody’s Investors Service

The US withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal implies that the agreement will not be implemented. We had anticipated TPP to reduce the cost of trade and open up new investment opportunities for its 12 members, and in … Read more »

Trade Update – January 2017: EU/UK/Brexit

Article – BusinessNZ

Brexit and the form of exit chosen by the UK Government has just made New Zealand’s relationship with Europe more complex. Read more »

Case for Regional Trade Deals like TPP Remains Strong

Press Release – Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) says the case for regional (and other) trade deals remains very strong, regardless of the recent decision by the US to withdraw from the TPP agreement. DCANZ emphasises the importance of New … Read more »

Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political ‘own goal’

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Bill Englishs Plan B for TPPA a political own goal in election year The idea from Prime Minister Bill English that New Zealand and other countries might proceed with Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement without the US is quite bizarre … Read more »

Fonterra Poised for Significant Growth in Korean Market

Press Release – Fonterra

As New Zealand marks the one-year anniversary of its Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with South Korea, Fonterra Co-operative Group is gearing up to take advantage of huge potential for its dairy products there, particularly cheese. Read more »

Data sharing boosts NZ-China trade advantage

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A newly launched joint data sharing system between New Zealand and Chinese Customs will give kiwi exporters a competitive advantage, says Customs Minister Nicky Wagner. Read more »

Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister for Trade 8 January 2017 Media Statement Korean FTA delivers new round of tariff cuts Read more »

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