Latest International Trade Headlines

RBNZ approves Wolfstrike's purchase of lender FE investments

Fri, 26 May 2017 17:33:18 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 26 (BusinessDesk) - The Reserve Bank has given the seal of approval to ASX-listed Wolfstrike Rentals Group to buy local financier FE Investments, the last hurdle the firms needed to cross in settling the deal. More >>

Govt targets $100M/year from closing offshore tax loopholes

Thu, 25 May 2017 17:18:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 25 (BusinessDesk) - The government expects to raise at least $250 million over the next three years from closing foreign tax loopholes exploited by both multi-national corporations and New Zealand companies with offshore activities.More >>

Budget could help NZ wood industry

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:51:45 +1200 | Wood Processors and Manufacturers Association

New Zealand is facing bigger trade barriers than ever before, particularly by manufacturers trying to add value to exports. The Government should “pull out all the stops” to grow the New Zealand manufacturing sector in a world where protectionism is increasing ...More >>

Anti-Dumping and Countervailing Duties Bill passes

Wed, 24 May 2017 17:34:24 +1200 | New Zealand Government

A bill that introduces a new public interest test into the anti-dumping regime has passed its final reading, Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Jacqui Dean announced today.More >>

NZ goods exports hit an April record

Wed, 24 May 2017 14:49:08 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 24 (BusinessDesk) - New Zealand's merchandise exports rose to their highest ever for an April month as increased dairy prices boosted the value of the country's largest commodity for a seventh consecutive month.More >>

Higher dairy, wood, and wine exports lift trade surplus

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:17:46 +1200 | Statistics New Zealand

More dairy, wood, and wine exports in April 2017 led to a goods trade surplus of $578 million, Stats NZ said today. More >>

HiFX Data Update - NZ April Trade Balance Release

Wed, 24 May 2017 11:10:44 +1200 | HiFX

The NZ Trade Balance for April has just been released. They came in better than expected (i.e. larger surplus): NZ Trade Balance: Trade Balance (Apr) $578 mio Surplus Consensus $310mio Surplus - Imports (Apr) $4.17bio - Exports (Apr) $4.75bio Trade ...More >>

Changes to Foreign Trust Disclosures in NZ

Tue, 23 May 2017 17:27:13 +1200 | MSI Global Alliance

Late last year there was a media storm as a result of information uncovered in the release of the ‘Panama Papers’ from a Panamanian law firm. The release of this information brought into the spotlight the ability to use New Zealand’s trust regime ...More >>

EverEdge expands into Asia with IP Office of Singapore

Tue, 23 May 2017 10:14:51 +1200 | EverEdge Global Limited

New Zealand headquartered intangible asset specialist EverEdge expands into Asia through key cooperation with the intellectual property office in Singapore More >>

Charles Sturt University Launches Full Procure-to-Pay Suite

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:53:11 +1200 | Unimarket

Auckland, New Zealand – 22 May 2017 – Charles Sturt University (CSU) officially launched a full suite of procure-to-pay solutions through Unimarket this month, implementing tools to help streamline and automate the university’s spend management and procurement ...More >>

The Sir Ray Avery Business Innovation Breakfast Series

Mon, 22 May 2017 14:06:32 +1200 | Medicine Mondiale

New Zealand has a long history of innovation from Rutherford to the Hamilton jet boat. But how do we compete in an increasingly disruptive world and move beyond the export of physical goods from our remote location to the commercialisation and export ...More >>

Canadian minister exposes National’s political spin

Mon, 22 May 2017 13:48:41 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

Prime Minister Bill English and Trade Minister Todd McClay are spinning the outcome of Sunday’s meeting of the eleven remaining countries in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement in Hanoi for short-term electoral purposes, according to University of ...More >>

World Week Ahead: Bulls holding fast

Mon, 22 May 2017 12:01:52 +1200 | BusinessDesk

May 22 (BusinessDesk) - The global equities bull market remains intact, despite the latest political woes for US President Donald Trump and the increasingly clouded outlook for his pro-growth agenda.More >>

Gordon Campbell on the demonising of Iran

Mon, 22 May 2017 11:31:32 +1200 | Gordon Campbell

Will New Zealand still be willing to pursue its recent trade overtures to Iran, now that US President Donald Trump has used his speech in Riyadh to single out Iran as the main source of terrorism and instability in the Middle East?More >>

TPP11 demonstrate unity in Vietnam

Sun, 21 May 2017 20:17:53 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed a joint statement from the TPP 11 countries saying it shows unity between the 11 and important next steps for the agreement. “This outcome was better than we might have hoped for. It demonstrates a commitment ...More >>

Trans-Pacific Partnership joint ministerial statement

Sun, 21 May 2017 14:05:11 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Ha Noi, Viet Nam – Ministers and Vice Ministers from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore and Viet Nam met today to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the margins of the Asia-Pacific ...More >>

Q+A: Prime Minister Bill English

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:42:54 +1200 | TVNZ

Prime Minister Bill English told Q+A’s Corin Dann that New Zealanders shouldn’t be too concerned about what’s happening politically in the United States. ‘But hour by hour following it would distract, I think, the government from our critical ...More >>

NZ setting the scene for US to demand more in TPPA

Sun, 21 May 2017 12:24:11 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ setting the scene for US to demand more in TPPA ‘The hype leading into the meeting of ministers from the eleven remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement countries in Hanoi today assumes they can bring the US back to the fold by implementing the ...More >>

New Zealand First must put up or shut up on TPP II

Sat, 20 May 2017 13:01:15 +1200 | ACT New Zealand

New Zealand First's opposition to TPP II shows why we cannot risk giving Winston Peters the balance of power, says ACT Leader David Seymour. More >>

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival

Sat, 20 May 2017 12:46:07 +1200 | Public Health Association

International Health Community Rejects TPP Revival in Open Letter to Trade Ministers meeting in Hanoi More >>