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Market Consolidates

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 15:25:07 +1200 | NZWSI Weekly Wool Market Report

New Zealand Wool Services International Limited’s Senior Trader, Mr Nathan Arthur reports that at today’s South Island wool auction Crossbred wool prices generally consolidated despite the weighted currency indicator reducing by 2.31 percent from ...More >>

Govt to introduce consumer test on anti-dumping law

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 14:21:36 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 27 (BusinessDesk) - The government will introduce a new consumer welfare test to anti-dumping laws which it says will balance the interests of end-users with those of local manufacturers.More >>

Traders benefiting from online registration

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 13:08:32 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Customs Minister Nicky Wagner says the rapid uptake of an online service helping customs brokers meet border requirements for imports and exports has far exceeded expectations.More >>

Merchandise Exports Sharply Down

Thu, 27 Aug 2015 08:23:48 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

National is choosing to ignore more than the canary in the mine with New Zealand’s merchandise exports in the year to July 2015, being down $2.1 billion on the corresponding point in 2014.More >>

NZ on track to fill US beef export quota

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 14:30:02 +1200 | BusinessDesk

NZ on track to fill US beef export quota for first time in 11 years More >>

China exports fall 27 per cent in a year

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:52:28 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Exports to China have fallen by 27 per cent over the last 12 months - showing that the looming economic slowdown should have been expected by the Government, says Labour’s Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark.More >>

NZ trade deficit smaller than expected in July

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 11:19:56 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 26 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's trade deficit was smaller than expected in July as exports of fruit and meat drove overseas sales higher, and offset flat dairy export receipts.More >>

Fruit and meat lead rise in July exports

Wed, 26 Aug 2015 10:49:30 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

The value of total goods exported was $4.2 billion in July 2015, up $514 million (14 percent) compared with July 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. Fruit exports led the rise, up 51 percent ($105 million) to $311 million. The value of total goods ...More >>

English Caught Out Over Official Information Act Responses

Tue, 25 Aug 2015 17:42:25 +1200 | New Zealand First Party

Finance Minister Bill English was caught out today in Parliament, proving the government is making a mockery of the Official Information Act.More >>

MFAT's Al-Khalaf File - The Complete #SaudiSheep OIA Release

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 20:51:42 +1200 | The Scoop Team

The Al-Khalaf model sheep farm payments, including live (air-freighted) pregnant sheep exports - all allegedly to facilitate a Gulf States free trade agreement has generated many headlines and Parliamentary Questions in recent weeks.More >>

Commission reconvenes conference on wool scouring

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 17:27:59 +1200 | Commerce Commission

The Commerce Commission is to reconvene its conference on Cavalier Wool Holding Limited’s application for authorisation to acquire New Zealand Wool Services International's wool scouring business.More >>

Why TPPA could rob our children of a truly prosperous future

Mon, 24 Aug 2015 15:13:58 +1200 | Tim Campion

I am a Systems Analyst by trade. I have been working on designing systems and fixing broken ones for over 20 years. I have worked across many industries in both the public and the private sectors and have worked on all manner of systems and technologies. ...More >>

Exploring U.S - Pacific Trade and Investment Opportunities

Sun, 23 Aug 2015 10:42:46 +1200 | U.S. Department of State

Strengthening trade and investment capacity in Pacific Island nations for a more vibrant and robust economic partnership with the United States will be the focus of the “Pacific Islands-U.S. Regional Workshop on Trade, Investment, and Private ...More >>

Lisa Owen interviews Andrew Little

Sat, 22 Aug 2015 16:06:16 +1200 | The Nation

Labour leader says his Government would pull out of the Trans-Pacific Partnership if it doesn’t meet the party’s five bottom lines “If that agreement doesn't meet our bottom lines, it undermines our sovereignty, it fails to protect Pharmac, ...More >>

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare wins Supreme Award

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:26:26 +1200 | AmCham Awards

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare wins Supreme Award at 2015 American Chamber of Commerce DHL Express Success & Innovation Awards More >>

Groser to Kuala Lumpur for regional trade talks

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 17:17:57 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser travels to Malaysia tonight for a series of meetings including the third Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting, the annual East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting, and ASEAN Economic Ministers’ ...More >>

ARANZ Medical wins at AmCham Awards

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 16:30:27 +1200 | ARANZ Medical

CHRISTCHURCH, NZ., 21 August, 2015 – ARANZ Medical has been named an Exporter of the Year in the 2015 AmCham-DHL Express Success and Innovation Awards, held in conjunction with Hawaiian Airlines. The American Chamber of Commerce Awards, now into their 16th ...More >>

NZ wool prices steady as demand, supply still in balance

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 15:46:03 +1200 | BusinessDesk

Aug. 21 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand wool prices held steady at auction as good demand and limited supply conditions continue. More >>

Submissions: Social Housing Reform Transaction Mandate Bill

Fri, 21 Aug 2015 13:34:04 +1200 | Office of the Clerk

On 18 August 2015, the House of Representatives referred the Social Housing Reform (Transaction Mandate) Bill to the Social Services Select Committee for consideration and report to the House by 18 February 2015.More >>

TPP deal to free up dairy trade would reduce volatility

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 16:58:48 +1200 | DairyNZ

DairyNZ chairman John Luxton writes that major TPP players are holding their dairy consumers to ransom More >>


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