Seafood industry welcomes trade policy refresh

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry has welcomed the governments launch of its refreshed trade policy strategy. Read more »

Horticulture’s export growth reliant on sound trade policy

Press Release – Horticulture NZ

Horticulture New Zealand chief executive Mike Chapman says to continue its rapid growth, horticulture needs good trade policy, and he welcomes todays announcement from the Government enabling that. Read more »

Prime Minister’s Speech to International Business Forum

Speech – New Zealand Government

Good morning. Can I start by thanking the International Business Forum and the Auckland Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event. Read more »

Chinese Premier to visit

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Chinese Premier to visit Chinese Premier Li Keqiang will visit New Zealand next week. Prime Minister Bill English announced today that he and Premier Li will hold official talks in Wellington, and that he and the Premier will also meet business leaders … Read more »

Q+A: Sir Lockwood Smith interviewed by Emma Keeling

Press Release – TVNZ

Outgoing HC urges Kiwi farmers to work with British counterparts Sir Lockwood Smith said on Q+A this morning that Kiwi farmers should not worry about a free trade deal with Britain. The 68-year-old has been in London for three years and will shortly … Read more »

New Zealand-Argentina agricultural agreement signed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Nathan Guy Minister for Primary Industries 16 March 2017 Media Statement New Zealand-Argentina agricultural agreement signed Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy has signed an Agricultural Cooperation Arrangement with Argentina today, aimed … Read more »

Trade Minister travels to Chile for TPP meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister travels to Chile for TPP meeting Trade Minister Todd McClay travels from London to Chile today for the first combined meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries following the United States withdrawal from the agreement. Read more »

New Zealand First Renews Commonwealth Trade Deal Call

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

Having already called for Closer Commonwealth Economic Relations in February 2016 , New Zealand First is calling for the government to get it done. Read more »

Joint PR: NZ, UK reaffirm commitment to trade liberalisation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 10 March 2017 Media Statement NZ and UK reaffirm commitment to global trade liberalisation Read more »

NZ and EU move closer to FTA

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrm have agreed the completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following a meeting in Brussels today. Read more »

Trade issues to be advanced in Brussels and London

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade issues to be advanced in Brussels and London Trade Minister Todd McClay will travel to Brussels for Free Trade Agreement (FTA) talks with the European Union (EU) this weekend and will then go on to London for a meeting of Commonwealth Trade Ministers. Read more »

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 »

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