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Charles Rivkin travels to Republic of Korea and Japan

Sat, 28 Mar 2015 08:02:38 +1300 | U.S. Department of State

Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Charles Rivkin Travels to Republic of Korea and Japan More >>

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a barrier

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 15:23:24 +1300 | World Trade Organisation

Azevêdo says lack of trade finance can be a significant trade barrier for developing countries More >>

Government signs another under-the-radar treaty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 14:37:21 +1300 | New Zealand Nurses Organisation

The Government has signed another trade treaty that will affect health in New Zealand. The New Zealand Nurses Organisation (NZNO) is concerned that New Zealanders have had no say at all on the content of the Government Procurement Agreement deal, and ...More >>

TPPA leak suggests more challenges for NZ sovereignty

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 12:33:18 +1300 | Bridget Williams Books

As a document leaked yesterday demonstrates the potential effect of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement upon sovereign rights, Professor Margaret Wilson at Waikato University says that changes to the structure of the state are already affecting ...More >>

Gordon Campbell on a funeral in Asia and Northland

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:58:22 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Supposedly, New Zealand’s destiny lies in Asia, and that was one of Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s rationales for his bungled reforms at MFAT. OK. So, if that’s the case why didn’t Prime Minister John Key - who was already in South Korea - ...More >>

Govt must be more transparent on investor state clauses

Fri, 27 Mar 2015 10:24:15 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

The Government must be more transparent around the draft investor state dispute settlements in the TPPA, says David Parker, Labour’s Export Growth and Trade spokesperson. More >>

Submissions: FTA between NZ and the Republic of Korea

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:59:56 +1300 | Office of the Clerk

Public submissions are being invited on this treaty. The closing date for submissions is Friday 24 April 2015 . More >>

NZ Online Retail Sales: Monthly update & Q&A with Might Ape

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:14:16 +1300 | Bank of New Zealand

Key figures for February online retail sales • Total online retail spending was up 9% on February last year – a solid result, nearly back to double-digits. • Online purchases at domestic merchants in February were up 6% on the spending levels ...More >>

Strong NZ Dollar Softens Woolprices

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 16:03:03 +1300 | Wool Services International

New Zealand Wool Services International Ltd’s Marketing Executive, Mr Paul Steel reports that the strengthening NZ dollar and completed shipping requirements, saw most types ease this week, with the finer crossbred wools impacted the most. The ...More >>

Talk Nation Radio: Margaret Flowers on Stopping the TPP

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 15:27:40 +1300 | David Swanson

Margaret Flowers is a Maryland pediatrician who currently serves as co-director of and is co-host of Clearing the FOG Radio. She has been fighting to stop fast track and the Trans-Pacific Partnership for more than three years. We ...More >>

Secret TPPA Investment Chapter Released

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 12:08:13 +1300 | Wikileaks

WikiLeaks releases today the "Investment Chapter" from the secret negotiations of the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement. The document adds to the previous WikiLeaks publications of the chapters for Intellectual Property Rights (November ...More >>

Red Meat Sector welcomes signing of Korea FTA

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:39:22 +1300 | Beef And Lamb NZ

The recently signed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea will be a significant step towards reducing the overall amount of tariffs paid on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the Chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat ...More >>

ExportNZ congratulates International Business Awards Winners

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:31:11 +1300 | Export NZ

ExportNZ congratulates all winners at last night’s NZ International Business Awards, and is particularly excited to see Magic Memories sweeping up four awards, including the coveted Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business, and Miraka take out ...More >>

TPP policy solution adopted by Hutt City Council

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 11:09:39 +1300 | TPP Action Group

A packed gallery of locals on Tuesday 24th March witnessed Hutt City Council become the 7th New Zealand Council to support the public interest TPP policy originally adopted by Auckland in December 2012. Hutt City joins Nelson, Tasman, Christchurch, ...More >>

2015 NZ International Business Awards winners announced

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 10:59:05 +1300 | New Zealand Trade and Enterprise

There was more than a touch of magic in the air tonight as winners of the 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards were announced, with Queenstown-based experiential tourism company Magic Memories sweeping up four awards, including the coveted Judges’ ...More >>

Fonterra shareholders disappointed with Fonterra dividends

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:54:00 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 25 (BusinessDesk) - The Fonterra Shareholders’ Council said farmers are disappointed with today’s announcement of an interim dividend of 10 cents a share and a trimmed forecast range of 20 cents to 30 cents per share for the 2014/2015 season given the ...More >>

Currency damages exporters

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 12:21:42 +1300 | NZMEA

The high New Zealand Dollar continues to hurt our exporters and import competing producers; continued high levels are not sustainable, say the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA).More >>

Dairy drives fall in exports

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 10:51:38 +1300 | Statistics New Zealand

Total goods exports fell $608 million (13 percent) to $3.9 billion in February 2015 compared with February 2014, Statistics New Zealand said today. More >>

Fonterra affirms milk payout forecast

Wed, 25 Mar 2015 09:32:57 +1300 | BusinessDesk

March 25 (BusinessDesk) - Fonterra Cooperative Group, the world's biggest dairy exporter, affirmed its milk payout forecast and lowered guidance for dividends, while posting a 16 percent drop in first-half profit it says reflected "tough conditions in ...More >>

Solomon Islands Timber delegation seeking opportunities

Tue, 24 Mar 2015 17:24:30 +1300 | Pacific Islands Trade and Invest

Pacific Islands Trade & Invest supports Solomon Islands Timber delegation seeking opportunities in Australia and New Zealand More >>


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