Parliament

Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search

 

New Zealand Welcomes Taiwan's WTO Membership

3 January 2002

Taiwan's entry into the World Trade Organisation means that the apple export trade has been liberalised, Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton said today.

Taiwan officially became a member of the World Trade Organisation as of 1 January 2002, Geneva time (2 January 2002, New Zealand time).

Mr Sutton said that as of today, the current arrangements for restricted access by New Zealand apple exporters will be replaced by a tariff-only regime.

The practical effect of this change is that all New Zealand exporters will be able freely to export apples to Taiwan as from January next year, provided that they meet Taiwan's phytosanitary requirements.

"This is good news for the New Zealand apple industry and is a further positive step in liberalising trade in agricultural goods world-wide.

"This is just one example of the benefits for New Zealand exporters that will flow from Taiwan's membership of the World Trade Organisation."

Exports of New Zealand apples to all markets were effectively deregulated from October of this year, but restrictions had been maintained on access to Taiwan in order to manage New Zealand's 8,000 tonne country-specific tariff quota (CSTQ) in that market. The tariff quota remains in place until Taiwan formally accedes to the WTO, at which time the switch is made to a "tariff-only" regime for unlimited volumes of fruit. Agriculture Minister Jim Sutton has accordingly issued a general export consent for apple exports to Taiwan that will serve to remove the current restrictions on New Zealand.

Office of Hon Jim Sutton


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Peters/Ardern Triumph

There are a lot of good reasons to feel joyful about this outcome. It is what so many young voters – the best hope for the country’s future – wanted.

Far more important than the implications for the Economy Gods ( is the dollar up or down? ) last night’s outcome will also mean many, many vulnerable New Zealanders will have a better life over the next three years at least.

Yet the desire for change was in the majority, across the country..>>>More


Reaction

Labour on its agreement |Peters: Post-Election Announcement Speech | Greenpeace “cautiously hopeful” about new Government | ACT - Madman on the loose | E tū ecstatic | Chamber welcomes the outcome | Greens on their joining Govt | EDS welcomes new govt | Immigrant groups worry | Feds ready to engage new coalition government | Labour Ministers of the Crown announced

 

Climate: Increasing Greenhouse Emissions Hit NZ

New Zealand is seeing impacts of excess greenhouse gas emissions in our climate and oceans, according to the latest national report from the Ministry for the Environment and Stats NZ about the state of the atmosphere and climate…More>>

ALSO:


Wellington.Scoop: Arrests At Blockade Of "Weapons Expo"

“We encourage people in Wellington to get down to the Westpac Stadium now for a day of awesome peace action. There will be plenty of food, music and activities to keep us sustained through the day.” More>>

ALSO:

Rorschach Restructuring: PSA Taking Inland Revenue To Court Over Psychometrics

The Public Service Association will be seeing Inland Revenue in Employment Court over its intention to psychometrically test employees reapplying for their roles at the department as part of its controversial Business Transformation restructuring plan. More>>

ALSO:

Nuclear Disarmament: Nobel Peace Prize 2017 Awarded To ICAN

Congratulations from iCAN Aotearoa New Zealand to international iCAN, the other iCAN national campaigns and partner organisations, and the countless organisations and individuals who have worked so hard for a nuclear weapons-free world since 1945. More>>

ALSO:

Expenses: Waikato DHB CEO Resigns

An independent inquiry has identified that Dr Murray had spent more than the agreed $25K allocated for relocation costs, and other unauthorized expenses involving potential financial breaches of the chief executive’s obligations. More>>

ALSO:

Wellington.Scoop: Sad About The Trolley Buses?

The Regional Council’s MetLink is today spending money to tell us that it really loves Wellington’s trolley buses, even though they’re all being taken off our roads by the end of this month. More>>

ALSO:

Post-Election: Preliminary Coalition Talks Begin

New Zealand First will hold post-election preliminary discussions in Wellington with the National Party tomorrow morning and the Labour Party tomorrow afternoon. More>>

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election