Australia signs FTA with China: shift from mining to dining

Press Release – HSBC Bank

Australia signed a long-awaited free trade agreement with China, its largest trading partner, coinciding with today’s state-visit by China’s president, Xi Jinping. Read more »

Aussies claim their China FTA is better than ours

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 17 (BusinessDesk) – Australia and China have completed free-trade agreement negotiations, in a deal which Australian government sources say secures better access for the country’s dairy exports than New Zealand’s. Read more »

Government must release text of South Korea trade deal

Press Release – Green Party

The Government should immediately release the text of the free-trade agreement (FTA) signed with South Korea, said the Green Party. Read more »

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Press Release – Federated Farmers

New Zealands recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements. Read more »

South Korea Free Trade Agreement

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Coverage of the free trade agreement just concluded with South Korea has been all about agriculture which is being talked up without anyone being able to see the fine print, according to Professor Jane Kelsey, It appears the legal scrubbing … Read more »

UPDATE: NZ, South Korea conclude free-trade agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut into export tariffs in the nation’s sixth-largest export market that currently run to about $230 million a year. Read more »

UPDATE: New Zealand, South Korea conclude free-trade accord

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have concluded a free-trade agreement that’s expected to cut $230 million of export tariffs in New Zealand’s sixth-largest export market, including $65 million in the first year. Read more »

Red meat sector welcomes conclusion of Korea FTA

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Red meat sector welcomes conclusion of Korea FTA The recently-concluded free trade agreement (FTA) with Korea will provide a major boost for New Zealands red meat exports there, according to the chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the … Read more »

New Zealand-Korea FTA negotiations conclude

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the announcement on the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Republic of Korea on a Free Trade Agreement. Read more »

NZ and Korea complete Free Trade Agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon John Key Prime Minister 15 November 2014 Media Statement NZ and Korea complete Free Trade Agreement Prime Minister John Key today announced that New Zealand and the Republic of Korea have completed Free Trade Agreement negotiations. Korea … Read more »

New Zealand, South Korea sign free trade agreement, Key says

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 15 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and South Korea have inked a free trade agreement following talks in Seoul last month, cutting tariffs for exporters to New Zealand’s fifth-largest trading partner. Read more »

TPP conclusion in 2015 still ‘challenging’, says Power

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 14 (BusinessDesk) – The current rush of optimism among supporters of the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement that the troubled talks will land a deal in the first half of next year is optimistic and “a big ask,” says Simon Power, … Read more »

More to gain from cooperation in EU

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons says his recent meetings with European sheep and beef farming leaders have confirmed that the opportunities to cooperate to improve farm returns for farmers on both sides of the world are bigger than the … Read more »

The Dirtiest Deal You’ve Never Heard Of: #TPPANoWay

Press Release – ActionStation

The TPPA could cost us our privacy rights, access to affordable medicine and the safety of our food. Without mainstream media attention, clever international campaigning and a strong public outcry, politicians will only hear the concerns of multinational … Read more »

Q+A This Week 9/11/14: Islamic State, Goff, Groser

Press Release – Television New Zealand

Political reporter Heather du Plessis-Allan interviews Defence Minister Gerry Brownlee on threats at home and our contribution to the war against the Islamic State Read more »

India FTA talks back on after agriculture ministers meet

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 7 (BusinessDesk) – Stalled free trade negotiations with India have taken a positive step forward with a commitment from the Indian Agriculture Minister, Radha Mohan Singh, to schedule the next round of talks following a meeting in New Delhi with … Read more »

Groser to attend APEC Ministerial Meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade. Mr Groser will join trade ministers from 20 other APEC economies in Beijing from November 7-8. Read more »

Thousands of Kiwis plan National Day of Action against TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Thousands of Kiwis are expected to take to the streets in seventeen towns and cities across the country this Saturday to voice their opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). Read more »

Trade Deal Threatens Farmers and Food Businesses

Press Release – GE Free NZ

The secret Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations are a direct threat to food businesses and farmers, and a moratorium on the release of GE crops must be enshrined in law before the TPP is signed. Read more »

TPPA causing concern

Press Release – Joint Press Release

Concern over the secretive Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) negotiations is being expressed in two public meetings over the next week; one at a presentation on 5th November by former councillor Robin Gwynn to the Napier City Council, the … Read more »

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