TPPA Ministers set to make crucial IP decisions this weekend

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The intellectual property chapter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that Wikileaks posted in November signalled over 100 areas of disagreement. Those square brackets have been rapidly disappearing in the lead-up to the ministerial meeting … Read more »

Prime Minister Key: regional trade critical to growth

Press Release – APEC

Growing consumer demand in the Asia-Pacific is lifting New Zealands export-oriented economy but greater market access and reductions in behind-the-border barriers are needed to fully capitalize on the regions growth opportunities, according to Prime … Read more »

Treasury publishes six new Working Papers

Press Release – New Zealand Treasury

The Treasury published six new Working Papers today, covering analysis of trade barriers, KiwiSaver data, sectoral-level capital investments, unemployment rates, superannuation and labour market dynamics. Read more »

DHL and IMG Fashion seek to globalise designers

Press Release – Blue Fox PR

Auckland, February 18, 2014: DHL, the worlds leading logistics provider, along with IMG Fashion, announced today the launch of a new program, DHL Exported , to support the fashion industry worldwide. This unprecedented program was launched to … Read more »

Korea investor safeguards will not work

Press Release – AFTINET

The Abbott Government has agreed to include Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS) in the Korea Australia FTA text which was released today. ISDS enables foreign investors to sue national, state or local governments for hundreds of millions of … Read more »

Calls for TPP transparency code for destroying it: Groser

Article – BusinessDesk

Feb. 12 (BusinessDesk) Campaigners against the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade negotiations want the negotiating texts made public to help ensure the process fails, says Trade Minister Tim Groser. Read more »

Address to APEC Business Advisory Council Business Leaders

Speech – New Zealand Government

Address to APEC Business Advisory Council Business Leaders Ladies and Gentlemen I would first of all like to thank the NZ/China Council for providing this forum for business leaders here in Auckland for the APEC Business Advisory Council meetings. … Read more »

Stop the Secrecy around the Trade Negotiations

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The clock is ticking – its time for the Prime Minister to give a straight answer over the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, says New Zealand First leader Rt Hon Winston Peters. Read more »

Government blocks debate on TPPA

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Labour is disappointed but not surprised the Government has blocked an attempt to force transparency on negotiations towards a Trans-Pacific free trade agreement, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. Read more »

Foreign interests should butt out of tobacco debate

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Decisions on restricting the promotion and sale of tobacco products in New Zealand are for our country alone, not foreign vested interests, says Labours Trade spokesperson Phil Goff. Read more »

ANZAC Spirit Should Prevail in Supermarket Stoush

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First is calling for the Anzac spirit to prevail as some Kiwi products disappear from Australian supermarket shelves in favour of a Buy Australia campaign. Read more »

Key must give Kiwis the right to reject OZ food

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key has proved himself incapable of solving Australian supermarkets lock-out of New Zealand produce so now must allow Kiwis the choice to do the same, said Damien OConnor, Labours spokesperson for Food Safety. Read more »

Aussie student loan extension old news

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Key has got nothing out of his bilateral meeting with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott but a re-announcement of a previous Governments decision on student loans, Labour Leader David Cunliffe says. Read more »

The TPPA – Corporate Bullies exert control and dominance

Press Release – Joint Press Release

A group of concerned citizens in Wellington will be staging a street theatre tomorrow, February 8 at the bucket fountain, Cuba Street at 1pm as part of the Nationwide Day of Action Against the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. Read more »

TPP study speculation wildly misleading

Press Release – Employers And Manufacturers Association

The ‘new’ study said to cast doubt on the likely benefits of the Trans Pacific Partnership deal is without any merit as it based on pure speculation, the Employers and Manufacturers Association says. Read more »

TPP’s Benefits Less Than a Quarter of Government’s Claim

Press Release – Sustainability Council of New Zealand

The TPPs economic benefits are less than a quarter of those the government has claimed – and the proposed trade deal would impose serious costs. The government has repeatedly used estimates from a team of US economists to justify the Trans Pacific … Read more »

National Government loses $5 billion-plus fig leaf for TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The fig leaf of over $5 billion in gains to the New Zealand economy from the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement has been stripped away, said Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey, a long-term critic of the proposed TPPA. The Sustainability … Read more »

Another Rubber Stamp for Foreign Buy-up

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The takeover of Synlait Farms in Canterbury by a foreign company is no surprise, says New Zealand First. Read more »

NZ Officials participate in OECD BEPS discussions

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has confirmed that senior IRD officials are to participate in OECD discussions on base erosion and profit shifting (BEPS) in Paris this week. Read more »

Obama’s ‘State of the Union’ downplays TPPA

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

If trade ministers from the countries negotiating the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) were looking for a signal from President Obama in yesterdays State of the Union address that he was serious about cutting a deal, they will be … Read more »

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