Archive for May, 2011

McCully urges Japan to join TPP trade pact talks

Article – BusinessDesk

May 27 (BusinessDesk) – Japan should avoid slowing down its drive for economic reforms because of the country’s devastating March 11 tsunami, but press harder on a free trade agenda to help its economy to recovery, New Zealand Foreign Minister … Read more »

Message from the grass roots – Pharmac is non-negotiable

Press Release – CAFCA

After visiting more than a dozen provincial towns and cities* on a speaking tour focussed on informing the public about the downsides of the TransPacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), which New Zealand is currently negotiating with the US and several … Read more »

Nikkei Shimbun “Future of Asia” conference, Tokyo, Japan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

On 4 September 2010 a magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck New Zealand’s second largest city, Christchurch, causing widespread damage. Fortunately on that occasion there were no casualties. Then on 22 February this year, a violent aftershock struck the … Read more »

The Nation this weekend May 28/29 2011

Press Release – The Nation

What’s the Government’s $900 million for ultra fast broadband really about? Duncan Garner live with Infrastructure Minister Stephen Joyce. • Alan Bollard, Michael Cullen and Colin James on retiring Treasury Secretary John Whitehead. A critical … Read more »

TPP Talk: Tertiary Education Questions Answered

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

We have recently responded to some questions from the Tertiary Education Union on education, government procurement and intellectual property issues in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation. Read more »

TPP Talk: Joint Ministerial Statement from Montana

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Trade Ministers from countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiation normally get together in the margins of APEC ministerial meetings. Read more »

TPP Talk: Viet Nam Stakeholder Plans Announced

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Registration is now open for stakeholders wanting to be involved during the seventh round of Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations in Ho Chi Minh City, Viet Nam, in June. Read more »

TPP Talk:Intellectual Property Update

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Following on from last year’s round of consultations with interested parties on intellectual property issues within the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiation, the Ministry of Economic Development is undertaking a further round of targeted consultations … Read more »

TPP Talk: A 21st Century Trade Agreement

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The level of public interest in the Trans-Pacific Partnership reflects the significance of the negotiation as a trade and foreign policy intiative. Read more »

TPP Talk: Long days and nights in Singapore

Column – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

The Singapore round of TPP negotiations, held in late March, showed that the talks are moving into a more intense phase. We have already briefed a number of interested groups here in Wellington, but for those we haven’t managed to talk to, we thought … Read more »

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