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New Zealand Honey Strategy Resets Industry Ambitions For A Strong Future

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 21:07:35 +1300 | Apiculture NZ

A plan to revitalise New Zealand’s honey sector and set it on a new, more sustainable and profitable path for the long term was launched today by the Minister of Agriculture, Hon Todd McClay. The strategy project was initiated by Apiculture New Zealand and ...More >>

Importers Of Higher-risk Food Need Better Monitoring, Says Auditor-General

Tue, 20 Feb 2024 13:48:19 +1300 | Office of the Auditor-General

The Ministry for Primary Industries (the Ministry) needs to strengthen its monitoring of food importers and its understanding of the effectiveness of import requirements, says the Auditor-General in a new report. The Food Act 2014 makes importers responsible ...More >>

Speech: Address To The NZ Economics Forum

Thu, 15 Feb 2024 09:21:23 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Hon Nicola Willis Minister of Finance It’s great to be back at the New Zealand Economics Forum. I would like to acknowledge everyone here today for your expertise and contribution, especially the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of the Waikato Management ...More >>

On Five Of Luxon’s Gaza Absurdities

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 11:43:04 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

Earlier this week, PM Christopher Luxon met with 48 public service CEOs to make sure they were on board with his plans to cut spending on public services so that National can proceed to give the revenue away to those New Zealanders least in need. ...More >>

New Zealand Dairy Companies Reject Canadian CPTPP Quota 'fixes'

Wed, 14 Feb 2024 09:41:49 +1300 | Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is rejecting new Canadian proposals for the administration of its dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). DCANZ ...More >>

Queensland’s Mission To Strengthen Pacific Trade, Investment And Community Ties

Mon, 5 Feb 2024 19:58:15 +1300 | Australia Pacific Business Connections

Queensland continues to expand bilateral trade and investment opportunities with a Trade Mission to Fiji and Samoa. Queensland has appointed a dedicated Trade and Investment Commissioner to the Pacific region. It is the first and only Australian ...More >>

Have Your Say On The European Union Free Trade Agreement Legislation Amendment Bill

Fri, 2 Feb 2024 12:37:11 +1300 | Foreign Affairs Defence and Trade Committee

The Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee has called for public submissions on the European Union Free Trade Agreement Legislation Amendment Bill. This bill proposes amendments to New Zealand law that are required to bring the Free Trade ...More >>

Step Closer For European Union Free Trade Agreement

Thu, 1 Feb 2024 09:12:49 +1300 | New Zealand Government

New Zealand has moved closer to ratifying the New Zealand – European Union Free Trade Agreement (FTA), with the First Reading of legislation to bring the Agreement into force being held in Parliament today.More >>

Trade Minister Travels To Geneva And Dubai

Mon, 22 Jan 2024 16:27:58 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay to visit the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Switzerland and the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Following his appointment as a WTO Vice Chair, Mr McClay is traveling to prepare for the 13th Ministerial Conference of the WTO, ...More >>

HKTDC & UOB Research: 85% of GBA businesses prioritise ASEAN sales

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 20:07:10 +1300 | ACN Newswire

Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam are top target markets HONG KONG, Jan 9, 2024 - (ACN Newswire) - About 85% of businesses in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macao Greater Bay Area (GBA) plan to maintain or grow their sales to the ASEAN bloc of ...More >>

Asian Financial Forum (AFF) returns to explore collaborations

Thu, 11 Jan 2024 19:48:42 +1300 | ACN Newswire

Forum attracts global financial leaders to investigate emerging market opportunities, focusing on Mainland China, ASEAN and the Middle East The 17th AFF will take place on 24 and 25 January, with active participation of over 3,000 financial experts and ...More >>

Gaza Conflict Freight Issues

Wed, 10 Jan 2024 17:13:57 +1300 | Retail NZ

The current conflict in Gaza and the Red Sea Region has resulted in the re-routing of freight ships around the Cape of Good Hope. The situation in the Red Sea is highly volatile and is constantly evolving. As a result of this re-routing there will likely ...More >>

On Immigration’s Role In The Gaza Carnage

Mon, 8 Jan 2024 12:17:09 +1300 | Gordon Campbell

If the world was in any doubt about what Israel’s endgame in Gaza might be, this (Google translated) Christmas Day report in the Israeli media made it pretty clear: Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu confirmed [today] at the Likud faction meeting ...More >>

New Zealand Dairy Products Can Now Enter China Duty-free

Mon, 1 Jan 2024 10:43:26 +1300 | New Zealand Government

All New Zealand dairy products are now able to enter China duty free, with the end of safeguard duties on milk powder starting, Trade and Agriculture Minister Todd McClay says. “In 2008, China agreed to remove all tariffs on dairy products in ...More >>

New Zealand Odyssey For 10,000 Chinese Visitors A Huge Event Success

Tue, 19 Dec 2023 22:49:16 +1300 | Encore Events

18 December 2023 | A thrilling once-in-a-lifetime experience in New Zealand for 10,000 visitors from China has set a new industry benchmark in event delivery. The massive delegation was flown to New Zealand in 12 waves over two months from 9 October ...More >>

Prime Minister To Travel To Australia

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 15:54:07 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon will travel to Sydney on 20 December to meet with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese. “Prime Minister Albanese was one of the first international leaders I spoke with after the election, and I’m looking ...More >>

Trade Minister Travels To India And Singapore To Advance Key Relationships

Mon, 18 Dec 2023 09:48:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay will make his first overseas visit to India and Singapore to meet with his trade counterparts and to advance New Zealand’s relationships. “India and Singapore are two key partners in the Indo-Pacific region, and I look ...More >>

New Zealand Accepts Vice Chair Role At The Upcoming World Trade Organisation

Fri, 15 Dec 2023 14:08:44 +1300 | New Zealand Government

Trade Minister Todd McClay has accepted the role of Vice Chair for the World Trade Organisation’s 13th Ministerial Conference in Abu Dhabi next year. More >>

Golden Triangle Opium Economy Sees Steady Growth In 2023

Tue, 12 Dec 2023 17:12:17 +1300 | UNODC

Bangkok (Thailand), 12 December 2023 – Opium cultivation in the Golden Triangle continued to expand over the past year, with a significant increase in Myanmar, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) has reported in their latest opium ...More >>

FPA Repeal Contravenes EU Free Trade Agreement, Says NZCTU

Tue, 12 Dec 2023 14:45:37 +1300 | NZCTU

New Zealand’s recently signed Free Trade Agreement with the European Union threatens to derail the coalition Government’s aspirations to remove the Fair Pay Agreements by Christmas, said the NZ Council of Trade Unions NZCTU President Richard ...More >>


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