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CPTPP meeting agrees guidelines to expand trade agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The first Commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has reached agreement on guidelines to expand the trade agreement. Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker welcomed the agreement on accession procedures … Read more »

Science Deadline: cannabis, ice sheets, science journalism

Press Release – Science Media Centre

The potential for cannabis-related harm is being downplayed in debates about the drug’s legal status, according to Otago researchers. Read more »

Parker to attend first CPTPP Commission meeting in Tokyo

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker heads to Tokyo later this week for the first Commission meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) trade agreement, which came into force on 30 December 2018. Read more »

Brexit: What does that mean for NZ trade?

Article – RNZ

Brexit: Theresa May survives no-confidence vote but what does that mean for NZ trade? Read more »

New campaign for a 21th century trade agenda

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The website JusTrade.nz, launched today, heralds a new forward-looking campaign for a progressive 21st century trade agenda. Read more »

Progressive alternatives needed as failed TPPA model enters

Press Release – Professor Jane Kelsey

The Labour-New Zealand First government will be hoping that New Zealanders have got short memories as it celebrates the entry into force of the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, minus the United States, says University of Auckland law … Read more »

Exporters first to benefit as CPTPP takes effect today

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand exporters are among the first to benefit from the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership which takes effect today. Read more »

Nats welcome TPP tariff cuts – focus must move to US

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

National is welcoming tariff reductions that will begin tomorrow as a result of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement. The Government must now do everything possible to bring the US back into the TPP, Nationals Foreign Affairs and Trade … Read more »

Gordon Campbell: Thompson + Clark are the tip of the iceberg

Column – Gordon Campbell

Basically, it just seems naive to bemoan how state agencies spy on ordinary citizens without addressing how those agencies came to be the hired hands at the bidding of the policy agendas of the government of the day. Read more »

Primary sector exports set to grow higher

Press Release – New Zealand Government

The value of New Zealands primary sector exports is set to grow by $505 million to a new record high over the coming year, Agriculture Minister Damien OConnor said. The Ministry for Primary Industries latest Situation and Outlook report … Read more »

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