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US return to Trans-Pacific trade deal would open large can of worms for NZ
If all the seemingly insurmountable barriers are overcome and the US decides to reactivate the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, would there be another groundswell of opposition? You betcha.
NZ and UK agree to lift pace of free trade talks
New Zealand and the United Kingdom have agreed to rapidly lift the tempo of talks, as the two countries enter a new phase in free trade negotiations.
Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with New Zealand: Update
The fourth round of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with New Zealand took place virtually between 12-27 April 2021.
Halloumi cheese EU regional naming rights raise concerns for New Zealand dairy
The New Zealand dairy industry says further moves by the EU to control the use of cheese names are of major concern.
A tale of two free trade negotiations
Despite a significant head start, a conclusion to the EU trade talks with New Zealand seems some way off while the UK is trumpeting its own progress.
Hopes for speedy trade deal with Britain unlikely: Kiwi exporters
New Zealand is being offered an improved market access arrangement, after the last one was ‘’pretty low-ball,’’ but any trade deal seemed likely to be months away, say Kiwi exporters.
UK ‘close’ to trade deal with New Zealand that could lead to cheaper wine and meat
UK and New Zealand will enter the final round of talks this week.
Negotiations on the UK’s future trading relationship with New Zealand: Update
The third round of Free Trade Agreement negotiations with New Zealand took place between 25th January and 9th February.
A new Anglo-Japanese alliance threatens China’s TPP plans
As London eyes entry into Quad, Beijing looks to New Zealand for opening.
Drystock farmers to lose out to increased imports in EU plans for 12 trade agreements
It is envisaged sheep meat imports from Australia and New Zealand would result in sheep prices in the EU falling by 1.9% to 3.1%.
China, New Zealand ink trade deal as Beijing calls for reduced global barriers
China and New Zealand signed a deal upgrading a free trade pact to give exports from the Pacific nation greater access to the world’s second-largest economy.
UK set to wrap up New Zealand trade deal before Easter
The UK is reportedly just weeks away from closing a free trade deal with New Zealand that will see tariffs slashed on wine, gin and cars.
Singapore and New Zealand to enter digital trade agreement
The Digital Economy Partnership Agreement between New Zealand, Singapore, and Chile will enter into force today.
EU and New Zealand reach provisional agreement on two more chapters of future trade agreement
This round of negotiations resulted in a provisional agreement on two additional chapters: ‘Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)’ and ‘Capital Movements’.
PACER Plus: the case against
For the Pacific Island Countries, PACER Plus represents a squandered opportunity to address the real development needs of the region and a waste of time and significant resources.
EU-New Zealand chart course toward green trade deals
Talks with New Zealand look likely to set a template for a new way of doing business.
RCEP - a wake up call to rethink the failed hyperglobalisation model
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that was signed virtually yesterday is a wake up call for the cheerleaders of hyperglobalisation: countries and their peoples have become wary and weary of these mega-free trade deals
Jane Kelsey: Let’s not play Lazarus to toxic TPPA trade deal
We are living in a very different world from the era that gave us the TPPA, which was turbulent enough. We have new realities, new priorities, and new challenges.
Is the Pacific’s new trade deal an early Xmas gift or a double edged sword?
There are mixed reactions in the Pacific to a new free trade deal which comes into force in December.
China, New Zealand agree to upgrade FTA: MOFCOM
China and New Zealand agreed to promote cooperation within the framework of the Belt and Road Initiative and move forward the bilateral efforts on upgrading the free trade agreement (FTA).