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Best on Twitter: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

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The announcement came through overnight that trade officials from New Zealand, the United States, Japan, and 9 other Pacific rim nations have agreed after years of negotiations on the largest regional trade deal in history. NZ INC. has compiled the best tweets of the web on the Trans-Pacific Partnership deal, so that …

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From Soju to Sauvignon blanc: Korean FTA


When the New Zealand – Korea free trade agreement signed in March enters into force, tariffs will be eliminated on 48% of current goods. New Zealand’s exports to Korea current attract $229 million every year in duties. In the first year alone the free trade agreement will save an estimated $65 …

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70 years on: Korean Reunification – Bonanza or Bust?


This year marks the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, and also the 70th anniversary of Korea’s division into North and South. Last month the World Journalists Conference was held throughout South Korea under the theme ‘the 70th anniversary of the division of Korea: Thinking about unification …

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Nuplex beefs up investment plans across Asia

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BusinessDesk  Nuplex Industries, the specialty chemicals manufacturer, is exploring more investment opportunities across Asia, having shifted its businesses away from the firm’s traditional markets in Australia and New Zealand.  The Auckland-based company officially opened a US$35 million plant in China’s Changshu, and is already considering expansion plans for the site, …

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Tim Groser on the NZ-Korean trade negotiations

Key at the G20  Trade Minister Tim Groser  welcomed the announcement on the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Republic of Korea on a Free Trade Agreement. “Korea is one of New Zealand’s biggest and most important trading partners,” says  Groser.  “The FTA will deliver real economic benefits for both our …

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Jack Georgieff’s take on the Pacific Partnership Forum – CSIS

May 19–21 saw several hundred delegates from across the United States and New Zealand gather in Washington for the biannual U.S.-New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum. The forum, organized by the United States–New Zealand Council, has been instrumental in helping to normalize relations between the two countries, which had cooled significantly …

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