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Singapore becomes third nation to ratify CPTPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Singapore has notified New Zealand it has completed its domestic procedures to ratify the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Read more »

UK launch of public consultations on a FTA welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The United Kingdoms decision to launch public consultations on a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand has been welcomed by Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker. Read more »

Q+A: Sir Lockwood Smith interviewed by Corin Dann

Press Release – TVNZ

Sir Lockwood Smith: Soft Brexit not the answer for the UK Former New Zealand High Commissioner to the UK Sir Lockwood Smith says Britain needs to seize an opportunity to strike a meaningful post-Brexit trade deal with the EU. Read more »

Interim report on origin of food bill

Press Release – Primary Production Committee

The Primary Production Committee has today published its interim report on the Consumers Right to Know (Country of Origin of Food) Bill. The report was presented to provide an update on the proposed recommendations for amendment to the bill and seek feedback … Read more »

Japan, world’s third largest economy, ratifies CPTPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has welcomed Japans early ratification of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Read more »

The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews Nigel Farage

Press Release – The Nation

On Newshub Nation: Europe correspondent Lloyd Burr interviews Nigel Farage Nigel Farage’s list of credits is long – right-winger, Brexit-backer, Trump supporter, broadcaster. One thing he is not is a fence-sitter. Mr Farage says the UK stabbed … Read more »

CPTPP law in the House as Mexico first to ratify

Press Release – New Zealand Government

A Bill bringing New Zealands ratification of the CPTPP a step closer had its first reading in Parliament today as Mexico becomes the first country to notify it has ratified the 11 member trade deal. Read more »

Q+A: Finance Minister Grant Robertson Interview

Press Release – TVNZ

I think what we are dealing with here is an issue around perception Finance Minister Grant Robertson on business confidence In response to the latest business confidence survey from the Auckland Chamber of Commerce which suggests business confidence … Read more »

“Trade for All” in the EU NZ FTA Offers No New Direction

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

As negotiations begin on the first free trade agreement that this Government has not inherited from National, Trade Minister David Parker will count his blessings that he can share the stage with the seemingly benign European Union, says University … Read more »

New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon David Parker Minister for Trade and Export Growth 21 June 2018 PNUI PPHO MEDIA STATEMENT New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecilia … Read more »

National welcomes formal launch of EU FTA talks

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Nationals Foreign Affairs and Trade spokesperson Todd McClay has welcomed the formal launch of NZ-EU FTA negotiations and says its success will be judged on greatly improved access for our agricultural exporters to the EU market. Read more »

EU and New Zealand launch trade negotiations

Press Release – Delegation of the European Commission to NZ

Today, in the New Zealand capital of Wellington, EU Commissioner for Trade Cecilia Malmstrm and New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker officially launched negotiations today for a comprehensive and ambitious trade agreement. Read more »

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