Labour confirms it is no longer pro free trade

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay is disappointed, but not surprised, that Labour has now confirmed that they will vote against the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement legislation. Read more »

Government’s weak trusts inquiry lambasted

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

The weak and absurd scope of the Governments inquiry into foreign trusts has been lambasted by Transparency International, Opposition Leader Andrew Little says. Read more »

‘Pathetic’ report on TPPA shows inquiry needed

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The travesty of democracy that has enveloped the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) from day one continued with a pathetic report released by the Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade committee yesterday, says University of Auckland law professor … Read more »

Update on Commerce Commission steel mesh investigation

Press Release – Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission continues to make progress in its ongoing enquiries into steel mesh sold in New Zealand. Read more »

NZ to host RCEP negotiating round in Auckland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay confirmed today New Zealand will host the 13th round of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade negotiation in Auckland from 12-18 June 2016. Read more »

Cross-border trade agreement means more investment choices

Press Release – Financial Markets Authority

New Zealand investors will benefit from more competition for their investment dollar and more choice of investment options as a result of an international agreement signed today. Read more »

Successful trip to China concludes

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Successful trip to China concludes Primary Industries Nathan Guy has concluded a successful trip to China as part of a delegation led by Prime Minister John Key with Trade Minister Todd McClay and New Zealand businesses. This visit has reinforced … Read more »

The Nation: John Key

Press Release – The Nation

On The Nation: Lloyd Burr interviews John Key Youtube clips from the show are available here . Read more »

Water Exporters Should Pay a Royalty

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

It is economic folly and a slap in the face to New Zealanders for mainly foreign-owned companies to be allowed to export our water and sell it at a profit, when the nation receives nothing in return, says New Zealand First. Read more »

Why is the US TPPA ‘Implementation Team’ Meddling in NZ?

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The US Trade Representative Michael Froman has revealed his office is sending teams of officials to the other the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) countries, including New Zealand, to vet their implementation of the intellectual property chapter … Read more »

Bennett travels to United States

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Climate Change Minister Paula Bennett travels to the United States today to represent New Zealand at several major international events. Read more »

Trade barriers in services must go

Press Release – ExportNZ

ExportNZ is part of a global services coalition that is urging negotiators at the Trade in Services Negotiations (TiSA) taking place this week in Geneva to achieve an effective agreement that will reduce barriers to services trade. Read more »

PM must show urgency on Mossack Fonseca OIO case

Press Release – New Zealand Labour Party

Grant Robertson MP for Wellington Central Finance Spokesperson 14 April 2016 PM must show urgency on Mossack Fonseca OIO case The Prime Minister and Land Information Minister are remarkably complacent about an overseas investment land application … Read more »

New international competition and consumer law arrangement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 13 April 2016 Media Statement New international competition and consumer law arrangement Read more »

Key heads to China for FTA ‘upgrade’ negotions

Press Release – BusinessDesk

Prime Minister John Key is to visit China this month to discuss upgrading the free trade agreement between the two countries that was signed almost eight years ago. Read more »

No Confidence in Government in-House Review

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

New Zealand First Leader and Northland MP Rt Hon Winston Peters has expressed no confidence in John Shewans appointment to review foreign trust disclosure rules. Read more »

Govt Continues to Treat NZ Public with Contempt Over TPP

Press Release – New Zealand First Party

The Government wants to railroad the TPP trade deal process and is treating the New Zealand public with contempt, says New Zealand First. Read more »

InternetNZ presents TPP views to Select Committee

Press Release – InternetNZ

InternetNZ Chief Executive Jordan Carter and Issues Advisor James Ting-Edwards appeared today before Parliaments Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee as it conducts its examination of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Read more »

Longer wait and higher prices likely under the TPPA

Press Release – Joint Press Release

New Zealand is likely to come under pressure to extend the monopoly times for a new group of potentially life-saving specialty medicines under the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), say the Association of Salaried Medical Specialists (ASMS) and … Read more »

Consulting on TPP’s intellectual property implementation

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today released a consultation document showing how the Government proposes to implement the intellectual property changes required to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). Read more »

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