NZ Foolish to Sign up to Dead TPPA with Japan

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The government is back at it again – they were told in February 2016 by New Zealand First that the TPPA was a dead duck, but they went to SkyCity with much fanfare and signed up regardless. Read more »

Moving forward on TPP agreement sends positive signal

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers believes the governments decision to ratify the Trans Pacific Partnership free trade agreement is a great step forward. Read more »

TPP good for communities and jobs

Press Release – Business NZ

BusinessNZ Chief Executive Kirk Hope has welcomed New Zealands ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership. Read more »

Seafood industry comes out in support of TPP ratification

Press Release – Seafood New Zealand

The seafood industry has welcomed Trade Minister Todd McClays announcement that Cabinet has decided to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Read more »

New Zealand completes ratification of TPP

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ

New Zealand completes ratification of TPP Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association welcome the completion of New Zealands domestic steps to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). It makes complete sense that the Government … Read more »

NZ US Council welcomes TPP ratification by New Zealand

Press Release – NZ US Council

The NZ US Council today welcomed the news that the New Zealand Government has ratified the TPP agreement. Read more »

Counterfeits, name recognition a challenge for Zespri

Article – BusinessDesk

May 10 (BusinessDesk) – Zespri Groups expansion into China is continuing at pace, after the country last year overtook Japan as its biggest retail market, though the company is battling against counterfeiting and theft from local growers who want … Read more »

Ambitious trade target agreed with Vietnam

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay says he sees big opportunities for New Zealand exporters following a visit to Vietnam this week. Mr McClay met with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Trade Minister Tran Tuan Anh to talk about regional trade deals and … Read more »

First trade ministerial advisory group ‘collegial’: McClay

Article – BusinessDesk

May 8 (BusinessDesk) – The first gathering of a ministerial advisory group set up to help drive the government’s public outreach on international trade started with a meeting of the minds on trade’s importance to New Zealand’s economy, says Trade … Read more »

First MAG meeting to increase trade engagement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will chair the first meeting of the Trade Ministerial Advisory Group today (MAG) and says it builds on a strong campaign of new engagement opportunities in the trade portfolio. Read more »

Beyond Neoliberalism – Professor Jane Kelsey

Press Release – New Zealand Quakers

Jane Kelsey, Professor of Law at the University of Auckland and one of New Zealands most astute social commentators will present the Quaker Lecture 2017, 7.00pm, Saturday 13 May at El Rancho, 58 Weggery Drive, Waikanae Beach. Entry is free. Read more »

Advantage of NZ’s GE-Free Export Positioning

Press Release – GE Free New Zealand

The ability for regions to declare themselves GE-Free in crops, forestry, and grasses won with the support of the Maori Party is a marketing advantage. Read more »

Back from the grave — Secret TPP talks to resume in Toronto

Press Release – OpenMedia

As Toronto hosts two days of high-level TPP talks in an undisclosed location, civil society groups warn that TPP cannot be the basis for Canadas future trade relationships Read more »

NZ dollar hits four-month low on Trump tax plan

Article – BusinessDesk

April 27 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar dropped to a four-month low as US President Donald Trump unveiled his much-vaunted tax reform plans, while trade-orientated nations came under pressure on reports the US plans to quit the North American Free … Read more »

NZ dollar falls as US tariffs on Canadian lumber raise fears

Article – BusinessDesk

April 26 (BusinessDesk) – The New Zealand dollar fell as the imposition of new tariffs on Canadian lumber exports to the US stoked fears about what growing trade protections will have on trade-orientated nations. Read more »

McCully to Viet Nam to further Vietnamese partnership

Press Release – New Zealand Government

McCully to Viet Nam to further Vietnamese partnership Foreign Minister Murray McCully will travel to Ha Noi today to meet Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh and President Tran Dai Quang. New Zealands relationship … Read more »

Ideological recklessness to resurrect a TPPA-minus-US

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Ideological free trade dogma will hit new heights if New Zealand joins a rumoured plan to resurrect the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) without the US. If Trade Minister Todd McClay commits New Zealand to this path, he will guarantee … Read more »

PACER-Plus trade deal without PNG and Fiji a bad deal

Press Release – AFTINET

AFTINET Convener Dr Patricia Ranald said today that Australia should not proceed with the PACER-Plus trade deal between Australia, New Zealand and only 12 of the original 14 Pacific Island countries. The deal was finalised in Brisbane today, and … Read more »

Historic PACER Plus agreement finally concluded

Press Release – New Zealand Government

20 April 2017 Media Statement Historic PACER Plus agreement finally concluded Trade Minister Todd McClay says the successful conclusion of PACER Plus negotiations is a landmark day for trade and the sustainable economic development of the Pacific. Read more »

McClay in talks to promote trade & investment with Malaysia

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Malaysia today for high-level talks with Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed and to mark 60 years of successful bilateral relations between the two countries. Read more »

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