The Māori Party stands firmly opposed to the TPPA

Press Release – The Maori Party

The Mori Party stands firmly opposed to the TPPA Mounting concerns about the impact of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement on tangata whenua are shared by the Mori Party Co-leaders Marama Fox and Te Ururoa Flavell, as final negotiations continue … Read more »

TPPA implications for PHARMAC raise serious concerns

Press Release – Walters PR

The Multiple Sclerosis Society of New Zealand (MSNZ) is extremely concerned by the potential implications of the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement for people with multiple sclerosis. Read more »

TPPA leak: more worries for Labour

Press Release – Jane Kelsey

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has given up another secret unprecedented new restrictions on state-owned enterprises (SOEs), says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey who has monitored the SOE negotiations intensively. … Read more »

New Zealand First Shut Out of Debate on TPPA

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

National finally admitted medicines will cost more once the TPPA deal is signed, yet denied New Zealand First time in Parliament to debate the issues around this so-called trade agreement. The TPPA is in its final days of negotiation in Hawaii … Read more »

Government admits the TPPA will push up medicine costs

Press Release – ASMS

Finally, we get an admission from the Government that medicine costs will rise under the secret Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), says Ian Powell, Executive Director of the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS). Read more »

Dismantling Pharmac’s power a betrayal of NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

John Keys National Government is betraying New Zealanders by trading away Pharmacs long-term buying power, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. Today John Key finally admitted that medicines will cost more under the TPP his Government is negotiating, … Read more »

Key blames Labour for barrier to foreign buyer ban

Article – BusinessDesk

July 27 (BusinessDesk) – Prime Minister John Key has blamed the way the Labour-led government of the 2000s structured the free trade agreement with China for making it impossible for a future government to impose a ban on land sales to foreign investors, … Read more »

PM reiterates commitment to open New Zealand

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

Prime Minister and Leader of the National Party John Key today reiterated the National-led Governments commitment to an open economy which embraces free trade and immigration. Read more »

Labour gives conditional support for TPP

Article – BusinessDesk

July 23 (BusinessDesk) – The Labour Party is giving conditional support for the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership, with party leader Andrew Little saying Labour is “pro-free trade” but will only support TPP if it contains “key protections” … Read more »

Labour will not support TPP if it undermines NZ sovereignty

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The Labour Party will not support the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement unless key protections for New Zealanders are met, Opposition leader Andrew Little says. Labour supports free trade. However, we will not support a TPP agreement that … Read more »

Our Sovereignty is Not for Sale

Press Release – Te Ringahuia Hata

Six applications and nine interested parties are seeking an urgent hearing in the Waitangi Tribunal arguing that the TPPA would breach the Treaty of Waitangi. The Tribunal will decide today whether to give the claim urgency. The Crown says it is … Read more »

FTAs Delivering for New Zealand Sheep And Beef Farmers

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Analysis by Beef + Lamb New Zealand shows that New Zealands free trade agreements delivered tariff savings of $161 million on the nations sheep and beef sectors exports in 2014 and the amount is set to grow as tariffs continue to reduce and … Read more »

Trade Minister puts global pharmacy giants ahead

Press Release – Council of Trade Unions

Trade Minister puts global pharmacy giants ahead of his constituents Workers are set to lose out big time with rising healthcare costs if the government signs New Zealand up to a secretive investment deal no one seems to want, the CTU said today. … Read more »

Trade minister must listen to medical specialists on TPP

Press Release – ASMS

Trade Minister Tim Groser must listen to the serious warning raised by medical specialists over the threats to patients and taxpayers in the Trans Pacific trade negotiations. He damages his governments credibility by dismissing them as politically … Read more »

WTO procurement agreement opens up the world for NZ

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced that New Zealand has finalised its accession to the World Trade Organisations Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), and it will come into effect next month. Read more »

A Green China eases selling pressure for Australian Stocks

Press Release – CMC Markets

Local investors strapped in as they braced themselves for another wild day on the market. The opening bell saw an immediate 50 points taken off the index as Aussie stocks faced heavy selling pressure for a consecutive trading session. The mornings … Read more »

New leaks show Pharmac loser in TPPA negotiation

Press Release – Green Party

New leaked documents from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) show that New Zealanders could lose access to affordable medication, said the Green Party today. Read more »

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

Article – BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) – Too much political capital has been invested in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for it to fail at the final hurdle, says Peter Petri, a professor of international finance at Brandeis University and co-author of a study on the economic … Read more »

Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves the Really Good Friends of Services who are trying to negotiate … Read more »

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World Trade Organisation Trade Policy Review of New Zealand. Once again NZ has been highly commended by the WTO for maintaining an open and transparent trade policy regime, says Mr Groser. Read more »

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