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Timeline shifts for UK-NZ free trade deal
A free trade deal with the UK is taking longer than both sides had hoped.
UK-New Zealand trade pact ‘expected in days’ affecting meat, wine and jobs
The UK is on the brink of signing a trade agreement with New Zealand which is expected to mirror Britain’s controversial deal with Australia over agricultural imports.
UK releases NZ free trade negotiation details as agreement nears
A free trade deal with the United Kingdom is getting closer, with both sides set to sign an agreement in principal by the end of the month.
’We want an Aussie-style agreement’
What happens in the next six weeks will be critical for New Zealand to secure a free trade agreement with the UK, according to the executive director of the Dairy Companies Association.
DEPA lacks added value
There is minimal value added by DEPA, even as a pathfinder for e-commerce proponents in the WTO and APEC. For critics of the TPP and CPTPP’s one-sided rules, DEPA reflects a wasted opportunity.
UK ’closing in’ on free trade agreement with New Zealand
Britain is nearing an agreement in principle on a free trade deal with New Zealand, its trade ministry said, as London looks to bolster its post-Brexit trade ties with non-EU partners.
Farmers’ union to renew row as UK trade deal to see tariffs slashed on New Zealand meat
The UK’s farmers’ union and Labour are ready to renew a row with the government over British farming as the UK prepares to cut all tariffs on New Zealand meat in an upcoming trade deal.
NZ gunning for dairy access in UK FTA
New Zealand is expected to follow Australia’s lead and ink an in-principle trade deal with the UK next month as it negotiates its post-Brexit economic future.
Malaysia, New Zealand agree to advance work on ASEAN-Australia-NZ FTA, says Azmin Ali
Malaysia and New Zealand have agreed on upgrading the regional ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand FTA (AANZFTA), which is undergoing a comprehensive review, Senior Minister cum International Trade and Industry Minister Datuk Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said.
Fears junk food regulation chilled by free trade agreements
Efforts to combat child obesity have fallen behind the pack as international free-trade agreements threaten to put a “chill” on junk food regulations, experts say.
New Zealand is overdue for an open and honest debate about 21st-century trade relations
The CPTPP risks becoming another merry-go-round in the largely secretive circus of free trade agreements. Countries seem willing to climb on board without prior public scrutiny or any compelling rationale.
Ag sector pushes for better UK trade deal
New Zealand dairy companies want a UK trade deal that comprehensively removes agricultural tariffs.
S. Korea seeks to join DEPA, promote digital trade
South Korea held a public hearing on its bid to join a global pact on the digital trade sector that covers a wider array of issues beyond conventional free trade agreements.
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.