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Pacific trade deal PACER-Plus is PACER-minus
PNG and Fiji’s unwillingness to participate demonstrates that the agreement is heavily skewed towards the interests of Australia and New Zealand.
Australia emphasises relationship with NZ in trade plans
Australia has reiterated the importance of New Zealand to its foreign policy direction with particular emphasis on the role it sees New Zealand playing in its economic engagement with Pacific island countries.
New Zealand part of mystery initiative at request from United States
New Zealand appears to have joined a mysterious "regional initiative" at the request of the United States, but the matter is being kept under wraps.
China, New Zealand eye closer trade ties
China stands ready to work with New Zealand to advance their talks on upgrading a bilateral free trade agreement, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said.
Labour’s TPPA-11 spin omits inconvenient details
"[New Zealand’s] new government has begun to spin its achievements, while omitting some inconvenient details", says law professor Jane Kelsey.
Russia free trade agreement not the priority: PM
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says securing a free trade agreement with the European Union is "top of our agenda" - and much higher than getting a deal with Russia across the line.
NZ ambassadors pushing for ISDS change
The Government is enlisting its ambassadors in a last-minute bid to win changes to the TPP’s controversial investment clauses, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says.
Pacific Alliance, associate members kick off free trade negotiations
The talks aim to confirm Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Singapore’s status of “associate members” to the Latin American trading coalition.
Going south? EU and Australia/New Zealand deal
The Commission is currently gearing up to begin negotiating separate deals with Australia and New Zealand.
Thousands sign open letter to PM Ardern on TPPA11
Nearly 6,000 people have signed an open letter to Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern urging her to put people and planet first in the upcoming TPPA negotiations in Vietnam.
NZ to ban foreign buyers of existing homes
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced plans to effectively ban foreign buyers of existing residential property but says the prohibition doesn’t put New Zealand at odds with the slimmed down version of the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal.
Eurasian free-trade agreement on agenda
The new Labour-New Zealand First Government will continue to push for a free-trade agreement with the Eurasian Economic Union despite Western sanctions on trade with Russia remaining.
TPPA-11 (The zombie TPPA)
Sign the ActionStation petition to tell Jacinda Ardern not to commit New Zealand to the TPPA-11.
Tight timeframe ahead of TPP negotiations
Crucial Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations next month are among the most pressing matters facing the incoming government.
Japan to host next round of TPP talks, New Zealand wants changes
Japan’s government will host the latest round of negotiations for the 11 nations remaining in the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but reaching a final deal has been thrown into doubt by New Zealand’s change of government.
New Zealand’s Ardern wants to balance trade pact with housing pledge
Incoming leader Jacinda Ardern says New Zealand will still seek membership in the proposed Trans Pacific Partnership even as she strives to honor her election campaign pledge to clamp down on foreign property speculators.
New government’s TPPA problems start next week
The new government of Labour, New Zealand First and the Greens will have to move fast if they are going to influence the outcomes of trade and investment agreements being negotiated.
EU MPs back Australia, NZ trade deals
The European Parliament’s trade committee has voted 30 to five in favour of starting trade negotiations with Australia and New Zealand.
RCEP In India: A creamy deal for transnational dairy corporations, growing resistance from farmers
The Modi governmentmust stop the RCEP from destroying rural livelihoods.
PACER Plus signatories urged to examine their commitments
Pacific countries already signed up to the PACER Plus are being urged to more closely examine their commitments under the deal, including the implications for customary land.