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Policies For Agroecology: An Online Event From The Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platform (TPP)

Press Release – Agroecology TPP

ROME 14 July 2021 The Agroecology Transformative Partnership Platforms (TPP) upcoming event will bring together over 16 international speakers to discuss how policy shifts can enable transitions to more sustainable global food systems. … Read more »

Publication Of Australia-UK FTA Agreement In Principle And Exclusion Of ISDS Welcomed, But Still Much We Don’t Know

Press Release – AFTINET

We welcome the fact that the Australian and UK governments have responded to community concerns about secrecy and yesterday published the Agreement in-Principle (AIP) for the Australia-UK Free Trade Agreement, Dr Patricia Ranald, AFTINET Convenor, … Read more »

UK Joining Free Trade Pact Tests Labour’s Resolve On Investor Rights

Press Release – University of Auckland

The Labour Government faces a renewed test of its convictions as the United Kingdom negotiated to join the controversial Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), alongside their negotiations for a bilateral free … Read more »

New Zealand Welcomes Start Of UK CPTPP Accession Process

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand has joined other members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) in agreeing to start the process towards the UK becoming a member of the Agreement, Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien OConnor … Read more »

Trade Minister To Lead First Virtual Trade Mission To Japan

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Hon Damien OConnor Minister for Trade and Export Growth   Trade Minister Damien OConnor will lead an innovative virtual trade mission to Japan this week to promote New Zealands valued relationship with one of its largest trading … Read more »

New Zealand is overdue for an open and honest debate about 21st-century trade relations

Article – The Conversation

More countries, including a post-Brexit UK, are looking at joining the CPTPP free trade agreement. But the secrecy around negotiations makes serious analysis virtually impossible. Read more »

Clean Jobs Can Replace Coal Jobs In European Regions, WWF Report

Press Release – WWF Central And Eastern Europe

Jobs in coal are plummeting across Europe as countries shift to renewable energy sources WWF is calling for EU countries to phase out their coal power by 2030 to fight the climate crisis and uphold the Paris Agreement . Phasing out fossil fuel-based … Read more »

Trade For All? Peace Groups Question The NZ Trade Strategy Of Investment In A Homegrown Weapons Industry

Article – Valerie Morse

From 2015 until 2018, peace groups spent a considerable amount of time working to shut down New Zealands annual weapons expo, an event sponsored by Lockheed Martin, the worlds largest arms dealer. In 2018, in spite of a reported $250,000 security … Read more »

UK’s CPTPP Inclusion Would Be A Win For Exporters

Press Release – Business NZ

The UKs addition to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) would reduce barriers and give exporters a much-needed boost in the wake of Covid-19, BusinessNZ Network Chief Executive Kirk Hope says. “I expect to … Read more »

New Zealand Welcomes News Of UK Request To Join CPTPP

Press Release – New Zealand Government

Trade and Export Growth Minister, Damien OConnor, today welcomed the United Kingdoms intention to submit a formal request to accede to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). The challenges facing the global trade and … Read more »

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