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Federated Farmers National Conference 2015

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:26:52 +1200 | Federated Farmers

King Salmon CEO Grant Rosewarne told Federated Farmers National Conference this afternoon that being efficient with practice and popular with wider society did not guarantee social license to operate.More >>

New leaks show Pharmac loser in TPPA negotiation

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 17:13:57 +1200 | Green Party

New leaked documents from the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) show that New Zealanders could lose access to affordable medication, said the Green Party today. More >>

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 16:16:32 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - Too much political capital has been invested in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for it to fail at the final hurdle, says Peter Petri, a professor of international finance at Brandeis University and co-author of a study on the economic ...More >>

Leaked TPP document shows US pushing rights of drug coys

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 12:03:05 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 2 (BusinessDesk) - A draft of part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal leaked to the Politico website suggests the US is demanding increased protections for pharmaceutical companies, restricting access to the lower-cost generic versions ...More >>

Time to wave the white flag on TISA secrecy

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:31:07 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

Less than a month ago, Wikileaks posted 17 documents leaked from the secretive negotiations for a Trade in Services Agreement (TISA). New Zealand is part of the group of countries calling themselves ‘the Really Good Friends of Services’ who are trying to negotiate ...More >>

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:28:15 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World Trade Organisation Trade Policy Review of New Zealand. “Once again NZ has been highly commended by the WTO for maintaining an open and transparent trade policy regime”, says Mr Groser.More >>

Trade in Services Agreement (TISA) Core Text

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 11:28:07 +1200 | Wikileaks

Today, 1500 CEST Wednesday, 1 July 2015, WikiLeaks releases a modern journalistic holy grail: the secret Core Text for the largest 'trade deal' in history, the TiSA (Trade In Services Agreement), whose 52 nations together comprise two-thirds of global ...More >>

NZ-Canada double tax agreement now in force

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 10:08:04 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Revenue Minister Todd McClay has welcomed a new double tax agreement between New Zealand and Canada, which is now in force. Mr McClay says the new agreement, which lowers withholding taxes on dividends, interest and royalties between the two countries ...More >>

Fonterra Updates Progress of Its Business Review

Thu, 2 Jul 2015 09:49:19 +1200 | Fonterra

Fonterra Co-operative Group Limited today provided an update on the business review it announced in March this year. Fonterra Chief Executive Theo Spierings said the purpose of the review is to ensure that Fonterra is best placed to respond to a rapidly ...More >>

192 lives lost on export shipment

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 17:28:48 +1200 | Save Animals From Exploitation

Animal advocacy organisation SAFE is appalled that 191 sheep and one cow perished on board a controversial live export shipment to Mexico. The shipment of a reported 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle was the largest cargo of animals ever to leave New ...More >>

State house sell off Bill gives extraordinary powers

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:59:36 +1200 | New Zealand Labour Party

Housing spokesperson Phil Twyford The Government is about to give Ministers extraordinary powers to take direct personal control of selling state houses, exempting Ministers from normal legal requirements and leaving the sale process wide open for corruption, ...More >>

191 sheep deaths "compares favourably" says MPI

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 15:55:19 +1200 | Ministry For Primary Industries

The Ministry for Primary Industries has confirmed the 45,000 sheep and 3,200 cattle, exported to Mexico are now at a holding farm following their 15-day journey from Timaru. More >>

2 Cheap Cars to challenge Japanese new car dealerships in NZ

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 11:59:12 +1200 | BusinessDesk

July 1 (BusinessDesk) - 2 Cheap Cars, which has built a nationwide chain of auto yards selling used imports since starting four years ago, said it plans to enter the market for new cars by parallel importing of Toyota, Honda and Mazda vehicles.More >>

First Australian irradiated tomatoes of the season

Wed, 1 Jul 2015 09:52:15 +1200 | Ideas Shop

First Australian irradiated tomatoes of the season on their way to New Zealand The first shipment of irradiated Australian tomatoes of 2015 is due to arrive in New Zealand this week, prompting a reminder to retailers and the hospitality sector to ...More >>

Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:46:08 +1200 | Professor Jane Kelsey

30 June 2015 For immediate release Minister Groser’s attack shows criticism of TPPA is hitting home More >>

Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Peru

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 15:18:09 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Peru Trade Minister Tim Groser departs today for Peru to attend the Pacific Alliance Summit in Paracas, Peru from 1-3 July. New Zealand is an observer member of the Pacific Alliance, a Latin American ...More >>

New Forests acquires New Zealand forestry right

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 13:57:22 +1200 | New Forests

New Forests acquires New Zealand forestry right in transaction with Iwi partnership in Lake Taupo region More >>

Fact sheet on Investor-State Dispute Settlement (ISDS)

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:58:28 +1200 | AFTINET

MYTH: ISDS supporters claim that it is an independent and impartial international arbitration system which foreign investors can use against nationalisation or discriminatory actions against them by governments. More >>

Reply to the Department of Foreign Affairs - AFTINET

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:56:49 +1200 | AFTINET

Reply to the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Myths and Realities document, June 2015 More >>

TPP negotiations set to accelerate, Groser says

Tue, 30 Jun 2015 10:34:45 +1200 | BusinessDesk

June 30 (BusinessDesk) - Negotiations for the Trans-Pacific Partnership will accelerate in July, with New Zealand officials working to stitch up a deal by the month's end, according to Trade Minister Tim Groser.More >>

 

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