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Activists cement their feet in concrete to protest CPTPP signing
A last-ditch effort to stop the CPTPP has seen protesters cement themselves in concrete as well as dumping pillows and soft toys outside MP’s offices.
New Zealand explores free trade agreement with South America
New Zealand is interested in strengthening economic ties with the Mercosur trading bloc, a South American regional economic organization, Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker said.
Delay in trade pact talks questions involvement
Negotiations to establish a massive Asian trade pact appear to be going backwards with some now questioning whether New Zealand should pull out.
NZ told PACER Plus deal could be destructive for the Pacific
An analyst says New Zealand’s planned trade deal with the Pacific Island nations could be extremely damaging to their economies.
Nationwide action against the TPPA
It’s Our Future is hosting events throughout New Zealand in opposition to the signing of the TPPA.
Anti-TPPA protesters lock themselves to railway track in Christchurch video
The threat of arrest has driven out six protesters who locked themselves to Christchurch train tracks to show their disapproval of the new TPP.
New Zealand risks ’strategic nincompoop’ status in the Pacific
New Zealand risks being seen as a “strategic nincompoop, at best” if it persists with attempts to bind Pacific Island countries into the New Zealand and Australian economies using mechanisms such as the PACER Plus.
US amenable to trade talks with Japan, 4 other TPP members: USTR
In 2018, the Trump administration will continue efforts to build stronger, better and fairer trading relationships with Japan, Vietnam, Malaysia, New Zealand and Brunei.
India- NZ RECP may be option in face of FTA delays: India- NZ business council chair
With dairy being the stumbling block in getting a full free trade agreement (FTA) between India and New Zealand across the line anytime soon, the in-negotiation Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), maybe the way forward for India-NZ trade ties to grow.
The ‘new’ TPP and our shrinking democracy
Profit is king. People are the pawns, and the Government will seem to be in favour of supra-national conglomerates if it signs this “new” TPP inclusive of the ISDS.
US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should for TPPA
Canada and the US are set to agree on withdrawing the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) between the US, Canada and Mexico.
Moving forward in global trade
Thailand has entered into negotiations for a number of free trade agreements (FTA). Its first FTA was the Asean Free Trade Area, signed in 1992. The country has six FTAs with India, Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Peru and Chile.
SL-S’pore FTA sparks investment interest among NZ firms
The recently signed Sri Lanka-Singapore Free Trade Agreement has been able to create a lot of enthusiasm among New Zealand companies operating in Singapore.
Pacific Alliance, associate members advance trade talks, eye new economic opportunities
The talks brought together officials from Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore with the Pacific Alliance coalition made up of four Latin American countries – Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru.
Let’s not do it - Plans to oppose the rebrand of the TPPA
Opponents to the rebrand of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will gather at a Wellington event on Thursday 8 February.
United in mixity? The future of the EU common commercial policy in light of the CJEU’s recent case law
The European Commission reportedly proposed a model for the fast track ratification of trade deals that should be applied for the first time to the new trade agreements with Australia and New Zealand.
Will Labour let Waitangi Tribunal complete TPPA inquiry
Labour promised at Waitangi that it will be accountable to Maori. That promise faces a major test next week, as the Crown responds in the Waitangi Tribunal’s inquiry on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement.
China, New Zealand set to upgrade FTA
New version will boost services trade, investment, says expert
NZ ’could not’ apply water tax - diplomat
Government plans to put a royalty on exports of bottled water could be in jeopardy after a top trade negotiator warned MPs it would breach trade deals.