The New Zealand red meat sector is urging other member countries of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership to complete their ratifications so the treaty can come into force.
The New Zealand government on Thursday announced that it formally ratified a $10 trillion Pacific-wide free trade agreement involving 10 other countries.
New Zealand Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor welcome officials from 16 countries attending negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership in Auckland on Friday 19 October
New Zealand trade negotiators are trying to get their European counterparts to recognise that the nation’s agricultural exports are small-fry in comparison to the regional bloc’s farming sector.
The choice is not between the unilateralism of a populist autocrat, captive of the world’s most powerful corporations, on one hand, and the failed neoliberal model, polished in the TPPA on the other. A few clip-on statements on gender and small and medium enterprises is not a progressive alternative.
Our aim is to move beyond campaigns to stop these deals one by one, and create popular and political momentum for a genuinely alternative agenda.
There are some suggestion that New Zealand, and perhaps Australia, would be politely invited to exit the RCEP negotiations in the interests of concluding them.
19 – 20 October 2018. Fale Pasifika, University Of Auckland.
India will hold talks with Australia, New Zealand and China on Free-trade agreement in addition to Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
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.
New Zealand Labour-led government’s ‘Trade for All agenda’ is somehow meant to re-engender confidence without addressing any issues.
As released by the European Commission
“Trade For All” consultation lacks credibility while negotiations on old model continue.
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
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.
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.
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.
The trade rules that generate inequalities, favour the wealthiest transnational corporations, threaten jobs, consume fossil fuels and destroy the environment will remain unchanged.
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).
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.