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RCEP talks may spill over to 2019, Govt to hold parleys with China, others: Prabhu
India will hold talks with Australia, New Zealand and China on Free-trade agreement in addition to Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
Select committee urged to stop the spread of ISDS under CPTPP
A range of labour, health and environmental organisations are calling for a clause to be inserted into the CPTPP Amendment Bill that would prevent future governments from extending investor-state dispute settlement to countries seeking to join the agreement.
Trade for All is a lie
New Zealand Labour-led government’s ‘Trade for All agenda’ is somehow meant to re-engender confidence without addressing any issues.
EU-New Zealand FTA: EU proposals (July 2018)
As released by the European Commission
“Trade For All” consultation lacks credibility
“Trade For All” consultation lacks credibility while negotiations on old model continue.
UK set to start domestic consultation on first free-trade deals, including with NZ
The British Government has authorised preparations to begin for free-trade negotiations with New Zealand, Australia and the United States and to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership
Pacific Alliance trade talks to be advanced in Mexico
New Zealand to hold talks with his Pacific Alliance counterparts in Mexico to seek further progress on a free trade agreement with the four-nation grouping.
First round of talks for EU-NZ free trade deal underway
Following an official launch in Wellington, the first formal round of negotiations for a deal between New Zealand and the European Union got underway in Brussels.
CPTPP law in the House as Mexico first to ratify
A Bill bringing New Zealand’s ratification of the CPTPP a step closer had its first reading in Parliament today as Mexico becomes the first country to notify it has ratified the 11 member trade deal.
“Trade for all” in the EU NZ FTA offers no new direction
The trade rules that generate inequalities, favour the wealthiest transnational corporations, threaten jobs, consume fossil fuels and destroy the environment will remain unchanged.
India in talks with China, Australia, New Zealand to crack mega trade deal
India is holding bilateral dialogues with China, Australia and New Zealand to get them to agree to less ambitious tariff cuts for sensitive products. The aim is to end the logjam in the negotiations for the mega regional trade bloc, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Red meat quotas a likely sticking point when NZ-EU FTA talks get underway
Agricultural exports into Europe look set to be a hurdle facing New Zealand diplomats when negotiations for free trade agreements with the European Union and Great Britain get started.
Economist warns free trade agreements can be “job killers”
Free trade agreements can be “job killing” in the poorer countries who sign up to such agreements, and exert a downward pressure on wages even in advanced countries, warns Nobel Prize winning economist.
Trade deals with Australia and New Zealand could cause chaos for Irish agriculture
This week’s confirmation that the European Union (EU) is to commence trade talks with Australia and New Zealand has bad news written all over it from the perspective of Irish agriculture.
Trade deal with European Union could raise a stink over rights to naming cheese
New Zealand dairy companies could lose the right to use terms such as Feta, Parmesan, Brie and Camembert if a free trade deal goes ahead with the European Union.
Specialty cheesemakers ’worse off’ in EU trade deal
An award-winning cheese producer says a trade deal with the European Union will hurt the specialty cheese industry.
EU approves free trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
EU-New Zealand FTA: Negotiating directives (May 2018)
As released by the European Council
EU to approve free-trade negotiations with Australia and NZ
The European Union will begin free-trade agreement negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
Parliament must ensure we don’t sign away values for trade
The way we sign up to trade deals must change, and parliament needs to lead the process to prevent flawed agreements like the TPP getting through, write lawyer Oliver Hailes and academic Max Harris.