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Key challenges of jobs, climate change on agenda

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

Key challenges of jobs, climate change on agenda at alternative trade strategy hui 19-20 October Discussions on trade strategy in New Zealand usually focus on market access for primary products. Yet todays free trade agreements have 20-plus chapters … Read more »

Kiwis Concerned About the TPPA

Press Release – It’s Our Future

Its Our Future welcomes the strong minority view of the Green Party in the select committee report on draft legislation designed to give effect to the TPPA. Read more »

NZ, Australia face pressure to exit RCEP negotiations

Article – BusinessDesk

Oct. 2 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand and Australia may face pressure to pull out of talks for a new trade agreement involving China, India and the Association of South East Asian Nations, a group of business leaders and academics were told on a recent … Read more »

Ardern discusses trade with Canadian and Chilean leaders

Article – RNZ

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has met the leaders of Canada and Chile in New York to discuss trade. Read more »

At UN Assembly, Japanese Prime Minister defends free trade

Press Release – United Nations

Addressing world leaders at the General Assemblys annual general debate, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made a strong case for free trade, highlighting its benefits for countries with little natural resources. Other than coal that supported modern … Read more »

Senate TPP-11 Report identifies flaws but endorses TPP-11

Press Release – AFTINET

September 18, 2018 Community groups disappointed that Senate TPP-11 Report identifies serious flaws but endorses TPP-11 We are deeply disappointed that the Labor majority report of the Senate Standing Committee on the TPP-11 has strongly criticized many … Read more »

Announcement of NZ’s first resident Ambassador to Ireland

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Rt Hon Winston Peters Deputy Prime Minister Minister of Racing 18 September 2018 MEDIA STATEMENT Read more »

Trade, Treaty obligations to fore in plant variety review

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 17 (BusinessDesk) – A review of intellectual property protection for new plant varieties will grapple with requirements of trade agreements and recommendations the Waitangi Tribunal has made on Mori guardianship. Read more »

Plant variety rights consultation starts

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Kris Faafoi today announced the start of public consultation on New Zealands plant variety rights law, which regulates intellectual property protection over new plant varieties. Read more »

Minister to visit China and Japan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Forestry Minister Shane Jones will visit China and Japan to further strengthen New Zealands relationship with two key primary sector export markets. Read more »

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