Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search


Anti Dumping Rules Civilised

Anti-dumping rules are a sign that New Zealand values investment in productive enterprise and the jobs it creates, the Employers & Manufacturers (Northern) says.

The association supports the placing of dumping duties on the Korean whiteware in the case brought by Fisher & Paykel though the company is not an EMA member.

"Contrary to what Daniel Silva of the Importers' Institute says, there's nothing dumb about anti-dumping rules," said Alasdair Thompson, EMA's chief executive.

"They're a mark of a civilised market, not a wild west one.

"There's even merit in belonging to the WTO which requires these rules regardless of its pathetic record with the export products New Zealand still largely depends on.

"Anti-dumping rules are here to protect New Zealanders from the extremism of some importers who want to take us back to the underbelly of New Zealand's pioneering past, the spirit that wiped out the moa, put seals and whales on the endangered lists, replaced large tracts of kauri with grass and tried to build a future through exploitative, rather than sustainable business.

"Before we can argue sensibly about the adequacy of New Zealand's savings record, and our misdirected investment, it seems we still need to agree on the cornerstones for a business environment that encourages growth. This has to include civilised rules for competing intensely but fairly in our market, otherwise investment and jobs simply won't happen."


© Scoop Media

Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines


Reserve Bank Holds Rate: Dollar Jumps As Potential Hike Wrong-Foots Traders

The New Zealand dollar jumped just over one US cent after the Reserve Bank's bias towards eventually hiking interest rates - rather than cutting them - wrong-footed traders who were more wary about global risks. More>>


Dolphins, Albatross, And... Four Endangered Sea Lions Dead In Nets In One Week

Forest and Bird: Four endangered NZ sea lions have been killed in commercial fishing nets in one week, making this the third day in a row endangered animals have been confirmed dead at the hands of the commercial fishing industry. More>>


Solar: Falling Battery Costs May Outstrip Transpower Projections

Falling solar and battery costs may already have overtaken prices assumed in Transpower’s latest modelling of the future power system, the Sustainable Energy Association of New Zealand says. More>>


Dire Deals: SAFE Salutes Short Shrift For Saudi Sheep

SAFE applauds the Government’s decision to cancel the controversial Saudi sheep deal, a plan by the previous Government which was to include a $10 million slaughterhouse in the Saudi desert. More>>


Nelson Fires: Extended Emergency

A combination of benign weather and outstanding fire management has seen the risk posed by the Pigeon Valley fire significantly reduced for some areas. More>>