Friday , March 31 2017
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Trade

Tango with Russia shows promise

NZ Herald  Trade Minister Tim Groser has chalked up a victory in New Zealand’s long quest for a free trade deal with the emerging economic powerhouse of Russia. Let’s just call it “China redux”. The smart geo-politicking by New Zealand’s bevy of trade ministers and officials over nearly a decade …

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Food crisis key to trade talks with Japanese

NZ Herald  Prime Minister Helen Clark believes the impact of the international food crisis is the key reason why the Japanese Government has agreed to a ground-breaking study on the benefits of a bilateral free trade agreement. Japan has been rocked by escalating prices for basic foodstuffs which has led …

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Trade club sets tough rules

NZ Herald  The Clark Government needs to get down to some serious strategy work after the collapse of the Cancun talks. New Zealand is at a critical point. There are strong suggestions that the key World Trade Organisation players will now change tack and build cosy clubs of their own. …

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Where now for New Zealand trade?

WTO  Nearly two weeks after the Cancun debacle the full extent of this latest crisis in global governance is starting to sink in. It is too early to say with confidence that the historic new G21 coalition of developing countries that Brazil has stitched together will become a permanent force …

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Billion-dollar blow to NZ trade

NZ Herald  CANCUN – Amid the wreckage of world trade talks last night New Zealand’s negotiating minister, Jim Sutton, refused to play the blame game. The failure was a “collective disgrace”, he said. But there was still sufficient meat on the bones of a draft negotiating framework to give him …

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