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Strengthening trade links with our South-East Asian partners
ASEAN, Australia and New Zealand have progressed negotiations to upgrade the ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA).
Primary industry reps to visit India with hopes of trade deals}
Primary industry leaders will be among a trade delegation travelling to India to reignite business to business relationships.
EU-NZ trade agreement ’by no means a done deal’
"It is by no means a done deal ... there’s going to be a huge diplomatic effort to push this across the line," - NZ’s chief EU trade negotiator Vangelis Vitalis.
State of play in EU trade policy
After a slow year, the EU’s free trade agenda is picking up speed under the Czech EU Council presidency. Nevertheless, more momentum still seems to be on the unilateral trade measures currently being negotiated in the bloc.
Activists warn about pesticide use on Indian farms as FTA deadline looms
The UK government should ensure any free trade agreement with agriculture giant India does not allow pesticide-tainted food to be exported to the UK, activists have said.
Te Pāti Māori to oppose UK free trade deal
Te Pāti Māori will oppose the United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement Legislation Bill, a trade deal which shut Māori out of negotiations, and that fails to protect Māori rights and interests.
EU-New Zealand FTA text (Jul 2022)
On the trade deal with the Europeans
The official EU commentary on the deal mentions (a) the wider political ties that New Zealand has with Europe, and (b) NZ’s welcoming mat to Europe’s foreign investors.
EU FTA & Tiriti O Waitangi: “More of the same”
The free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union fails to meet the standards we expect of the government under Te Tiriti o Waitangi in terms of both process and outcome.
Government: Cut the spin and give a truthful assessment of the EU deal
There is much more at stake here than just agriculture, with several chapters seeming to impose restrictions on New Zealand laws and how the government can regulate.
EU and New Zealand secure free trade agreement
New Zealand and the European Union have secured a highly anticipated trade deal, through last-minute negotiations.
NZ/EU trade deal on a knife edge
The only thing standing in the way of an agreement being reached is whether the EU is prepared to offer NZ what is described as ‘meaningful and commercially viable’ quotas for sheep meat and beef.
Cheese names under threat in EU free trade negotiations
New Zealand is currently negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU, and cheese makers are worried they’re about to be caught in the crossfire.
New Zealand red meat sector representatives travel to EU ahead of crunch trade talks
New Zealand red meat sector leaders head to Brussels this week as negotiations between the European Union and New Zealand for a Free Trade Agreement enter a critical stage.
What would an FTA with New Zealand mean for Irish dairy?
With the EU expected to sign a free trade deal with New Zealand this summer, anxiety is rising in the huge dairy industries in Europe over how the deal will affect them.
EU seeks to speed up trade deals as Ukraine war forces rethink
The European Union wants to accelerate efforts to finalise trade agreements with third parties after a six-month pause, as the bloc adapts to the Ukraine war and other challenges, EU trade commissioner said.
US-led Asia trade pact eyes clean energy, supply chains
US President Joe Biden has announced a new economic framework deal for Asia-Pacific designed to boost investment in clean energy infrastructure, drive decarbonisation efforts and strengthen regional supply chains.
EU wants to sign stalled trade agreements, but with Mercosur objections persist
The European Union aims to finalize and sign at least three stalled trade agreements this year as the bloc looks to reinforce strategic alliances amid the turmoil caused by Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
New Zealand challenges Canada dairy tariffs under CPTPP
New Zealand has fired a warning shot at Canada over dairy tariffs, kicking off a dispute resolution under the trans-Pacific Partnership pact - the first of its kind.
Russian war leads EU bloc to push for faster trade deals
A group of European Union countries are pushing to kick start negotiations on stalled free-trade agreements as Russia’s war with Ukraine threatens the bloc’s economic and security interests.