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NZ unscathed by US-China trade war, but…

Article – The Conversation

NZ remains unscathed by US-China trade war, but that’s no reason for complacency Read more »

CTU concerned with “upgrade” of China Free Trade Agreement

Press Release – New Zealand Council of Trade Unions

The CTU is concerned that the “upgrade” of the New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement has not removed the threat of investor suits against the New Zealand government (Investor-State Dispute Settlement, ISDS). Alongside the reduced oversight of Chinese … Read more »

High Commissioner to Canada announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Foreign Minister Winston Peters has named diplomat Martin Harvey as New Zealands next High Commissioner to Canada. Read more »

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 »

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