Archive for December, 2010

TPP Investment Concerns Unfounded

Press Release – NZUS Council

Concerns that the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) will result in the New Zealand Government being successfully sued by international corporations are unfounded and incorrect, says the NZ US Council. Read more »

Full List of Wikileaks Published on Scoop – 21-12-10

Article – The Scoop Team

November 30, 2006. GNZ officials remain positive about yesterday’s talks in Wellington between Fiji PM Qarase and Commodore Frank Bainimarama, and say the PM now has a chance to win hearts and minds to his cause. But they say they believe a coup is … Read more »

National, Labour must re-evaluate FTA obsession

Press Release – Green Party

The economic value of Free Trade deals such as the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement should be greeted with scepticism after recent revelations, Green Party Co-leader Dr Russel Norman said today. Read more »

WikiLeaks: NZ’s position on Trips-CBD issue

Press Release – Wikileaks

December 8, 2005. New Zealand will support the U.S. government’s position in Hong Kong to block any attempt to include a negotiating mandate on the relationship between the TRIPS Agreement and the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) in the ministerial … Read more »

WikiLeaks: NZ PM sorts out Ministers’ portfolios

Press Release – Wikileaks

February 2, 2006. New Zealand Prime Minister Clark has decided that Jim Sutton, who on December 31 wrapped up his tenure as trade negotiations minister, will remain a minister of state inside Cabinet. Former Foreign Minister Phil Goff has taken over … Read more »

WikiLeaks: GNZ aims to cool expectations for U.S. FTA

Press Release – Wikileaks

March 24, 2006. Summary: The New Zealand government is preparing the public for the likelihood it will not attain free trade negotiations with the United States any time soon. After six years of pressing its case for such a deal, the Labour-led government … Read more »

Wikileaks Exposes Government Duplicity on TPP

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

“The government should stop its propaganda campaign to sell the proposed Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement to unsuspecting New Zealanders and tell them what it has told the United States government itself,” said Professor Jane Kelsey, author of a book … Read more »

Wikileak: Groser on TPP – The Hour Is Not Yet Here – 18/9/09

Article – Wikileaks

1. (C) Summary. During a September 16 introductory call on Tim Groser, Minister for Trade and the Associate Minister for Climate Change Issues and Conservation, the ChargC) emphasized his desire to help the bilateral relationship continue on an upward … Read more »

Wikileak: NZ Discusses Vision and Challenges for TPP 12/09

Article – Wikileaks

1. (SBU) Summary. During a December 15 courtesy call, the Ambassador engaged Ministry of Foreign Affairs Trans-Pacific Agreement Lead Negotiator Mark Sinclair on his views of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). Sinclair expressed his hope that New Zealand … Read more »

Wikileak: 2009 National Trade Estimate Report Reftel 7/11/08

Article – Wikileaks

1. (U) Following is Post’s submission for the 2009 National Trade Estimate Report (NTE) regarding New Zealand per request reftel. We understand that Washington agencies will provide updated trade and investment data. Read more »

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