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China, New Zealand agree to start trade talks
China and New Zealand agreed to commence trade in services negotiations based on a negative list approach, as part of efforts to enhance their comprehensive strategic partnership.
Trade Minister to sign three Indo-Pacific agreements with 14 countries
The government of New Zealand is set to sign three Indo Pacific Economic Framework (IPEF) agreements in Singapore.
US, Indo-Pacific partners holding talks in Singapore on clean energy
The US-led Indo-Pacific Economic Framework is holding a ministerial meeting this week in Singapore, including major firms joining a "Clean Economy" investor forum to boost infrastructure and climate investments across the region.
RCEP members encouraged to harmonize rules
Members of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership can further improve the alignment of operational guidelines across key sectors such as competition policy and trade in services to elevate mutual openness, said trade experts and foreign scholars on Sunday.
How the fast-track law could expose future NZ governments to expensive trade disputes
Foreign investors wanting to protect their gains under the controversial new law could hold the country to ransom by threatening a dispute. As a result, they would constrain New Zealand’s democratic ability to exercise its sovereignty, and to protect te Tiriti rights.
Aspects of NZ-China FTA up for renegotiation
New Zealand is set to begin renegotiating its free trade agreement with China, focusing on further liberalizing services trade. While seeking deeper trade ties with China, New Zealand also aims to maintain security partnerships with traditional allies like Australia and the US.
CEPA: UAE, New Zealand launch talks for a free trade deal
New Zealand and the UAE will begin negotiations over a free trade agreement, the Pacific nation’s trade minister said.
EU trade deal with New Zealand comes into force
The European Commission has said that EU exports to New Zealand could grow by up to €4.5 billion annually as a new trade agreement enters into force.
NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement to come into force in May
New Zealand’s MPs voted overwhelming in favour of legislation in Parliament, allowing the deal to take effect in just over a month’s time.
PH inks second protocol to ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade deal
President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. recently announced the Philippines’ signing of the second protocol to the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement during the ASEAN-Australia Special Summit. This agreement aims to facilitate trade and investment opportunities for businesses, including micro, small, and medium enterprises, by reducing trade barriers and enhancing market access.
CTU has informed EU of free trade agreement labour law breach
The CTU has sent a letter to the European Commissioner of Trade to bring his attention to New Zealand’s disregard of its obligations under the Trade and Sustainable Development chapter of the NZ-EU FTA by the Government’s repeal of Fair Pay Agreements
Environmental groups say government’s plans breach free trade agreement
A coalition of environment groups says New Zealand is breaching its free trade deal with the United Kingdom by rolling back environmental laws.
EU FTA only months away now
New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay said legislation ratifying the agreement is one of the government’s top priorities after Parliament resumes on January 30.
FTA between China, New Zealand now in full implementation: Chinese Embassy
All dairy products exported from New Zealand to China are now able to enter China duty-free and quota-free.
New Zealand to put ’every single effort’ into getting free trade deal with India
New Prime Minister made the ambitious commitment to conclude a free trade agreement with India within three years.
EU-New Zealand trade pact gets Brussels’ final green light
Brussels gave the final green light for an EU-New Zealand trade deal that, while mutually lowering barriers for both markets, highlights the recent failure of EU-Australia negotiations.
EU lawmakers approve New Zealand trade deal to end hiatus
The European Parliament approved the European Union’s free trade agreement with New Zealand, its first endorsement of such a deal in more than three years.
Investment changes coming to ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade agreement
On 21 August 2023, ASEAN, Australia, and New Zealand brought several amendments, improvements and additions to their longstanding free trade agreement known as AANZFTA
IPEF negotiations: Maori demand direct representation and comprehensive protections for rights of Indigenous peoples
Māori Indigenous peoples have said in the recently released Ngā Toki Whakarururanga position paper that they that they have been denied direct independent sovereign representation in negotiations in the Indo-Pacific Economic Forum.
Statement: The EU-New Zealand Agreement should not be ratified
Fifty Civil society organizations call on the European Parliament not to ratify the trade agreement with New Zealand.