Fonterra Welcomes NZ China FTA Upgrade Negotiations

Press Release – Fonterra

Fonterra has welcomed Prime Minister John Key’s announcement at APEC of the launch of China NZ FTA upgrade negotiations. The announcement followed a positive bilateral meeting between Trade Minister Todd McClay and Chinese Commerce Minister Gao Hucheng. Read more »

New Zealand China FTA Upgrade Negotiations is Good News

Press Release – Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) welcomes the announcement that New Zealand and China are commencing negotiations towards a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) upgrade. Read more »

ExportNZ welcomes upgrade of China-NZ FTA

Press Release – Export New Zealand

ExportNZ says todays announcement by the Prime Minister and his Chinese counterpart to upgrade the China – New Zealand FTA is good news. Read more »

Key crowns APEC summit with China free-trade upgrade

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and China have agreed to renegotiate the historic free-trade agreement between the two countries, in an announcement at the APEC leaders summit in the Peruvian capital, Lima, dominated by discussion about the baton on … Read more »

Key and others talk nonsense on TPPA at APEC

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

As political leaders from various Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) desperately dreamed up rescue packages at the APEC summit, they jettisoned any pretence this is about trade, says University of Auckland law professor Jane Kelsey Read more »

Launch of negotiations to upgrade China FTA announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister John Key today announced the launch of negotiations to upgrade the New Zealand – China Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Read more »

TPP countries gang up on US, talk ‘TPP-minus-1’

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 19 (BusinessDesk) – Leaders of Asia-Pacific countries gathering in the Peruvian capital, Lima, for an annual summit are talking up the potential to complete the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment agreement “minus one”: the … Read more »

Malaysia-NZ FTA review welcomed

Press Release – New Zealand Government

18 November 2016 Media Statement Malaysia-NZ FTA review welcomed Trade Minister Todd McClay and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Dato Sri Mustapa Mohamed met at APEC in Lima today to conclude the first General Review of … Read more »

Once ‘Bad’ Russia is Now ‘Good’ as PM Flip Flops Again

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Prime Ministers numerous flip flops, inside and outside of Parliament, and on the diplomatic circuit is hindering rather than helping New Zealands trade agreements. Read more »

McClay to Peru for APEC meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Peru today to attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting in Lima where he expects to hold talks on RCEP, FTAAP and TPP. Read more »

TPP Act Sends Important Signal – Business Leaders

Press Release – International Business Forum

Business leaders have welcomed the passage of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Implementation Act in the New Zealand Parliament. Read more »

Govt passes TPPA Bill under the shadow of the quakes

Press Release – ActionStation

The TPPA Amendment Bill has passed its Third and final reading today despite the majority of New Zealanders not wanting it. Read more »

TPP Bill passes Third Reading

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the third reading of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill in Parliament today. Read more »

Government pressing ahead with the TPP Ratification – Why?

Press Release – TPP Free Wellington

The New Zealand Government presses ahead with the TPP Amendment Bill in the face of overwhelming public opposition. Read more »

Era of trade liberalisation “over” in the West

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 13 (BusinessDesk) – A generation of trade liberalisation as we know it is over, says Shashi Tharoor, a leading Indian political and international figure, visiting New Zealand today. Read more »

Q+A: Tim Groser

Press Release – TVNZ

Bloody shame if TPP doesnt go ahead says Tim Groser New Zealand isnt in some type of trade crisis if the TPP doesnt go ahead says New Zealands Ambassador to the United States Tim Groser. What Id say to New Zealanders is if TPP doesnt … Read more »

NZ, Israel close to signing bilateral innovation agreement

Article – BusinessDesk

Nov. 11 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and Israel are close to signing an innovation agreement that would lead to joint research and development. Read more »

Trump election means TPP demise likely but not certain

Press Release – Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network

The election of Donald Trump as the next President of the US makes the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) less likely but does not guarantee the deal is dead, Convener of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment Network Dr Patricia Ranald said today. Read more »

Protest NZ – Israel trade summit Friday Nov 11

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity Network

No business with Israel while the Occupation is business as usual – protest NZ- Israel trade summit Friday Nov 11 Read more »

Key concedes TPPA is dead for now

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Key concedes TPPA is dead for now, needs to withdraw implementing legislation While opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will welcome its likely demise, we would prefer our governments had rejected the deal as bad for their peoples. … Read more »

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