Community Scoop


Trade deals putting corporates before people and environment

Press Release – AFTINET

Community groups representing millions say trade deals with Indonesia, Hong Kong and Peru put corporate rights before people and environment and urge Labor and cross-bench to oppose them Read more »

Colin Powell’s Trump Problem

Article – Binoy Kampmark

When the compromised speak of judgment, the voice of credibility vanishes. In its place, a certain niggling sense of hypocrisy and weakness prevails. Former US Secretary of State Colin Powell is one of those of those compromised voices. He presided over … Read more »

Japan number one market for New Zealand chilled beef

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb

Japan is now New Zealands number one market for chilled beef driven by tariff cuts under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). However the gains may be eroded following a US-Japan agreement, according … Read more »

US-Japan trade deal robs NZ exporters of CPTPP advantage

Article – BusinessDesk

Sept. 27 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand beef and cheese exporters to Japan will be robbed of the recently acquired advantage over US producers, who will gain access to the high-value market on the same terms as CPTPP signatories, despite the US walking … Read more »

Parliament: Questions and Answers – Sept 26

Press Release – Hansard

1. Dr DEBORAH RUSSELL (LabourNew Lynn) to the Minister for Economic Development : What reports has he seen on New Zealand’s attractiveness to the global screen industry? Read more »

Prime Minister, all PR no action on trade

Press Release – New Zealand National Party

The Prime Ministers Climate Change and Trade announcement overnight in New York is disappointing with only four countries signed up. New Zealand exporters need more action not PR spin, Nationals Trade spokesperson Todd McClay says. Read more »

Jacinda Ardern’s remarks following summit

Speech – New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Abe and I have concluded a very positive meeting. Read more »

NZ, UK ministers reiterate commitment to trade talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Talks today in Wellington between Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker and UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss continued discussions towards a future trade deal between the UK and New Zealand. Read more »

UK International Trade Secretary visits New Zealand

Press Release – UK Government

The UKs International Trade Secretary is visiting New Zealand, Australia and Japan this week (16-20 September) to prepare for trade negotiations after Brexit on 31 October. Read more »

Trans-Tasman Single Economic Market Ministers’ Meeting

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Australian and New Zealand Ministers met in Auckland on 13 September 2019 to advance the Single Economic Market (SEM) agenda, building on the success of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations (CER) Trade Agreement. Read more »

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