Thursday , April 26 2018
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Groser going for top WTO job

Trade Minister Tim Groser will throw his hat into the ring for the top international trade job – director-general of the World Trade Organisation. Groser has yet to formally announce his candidacy for the leading role in international trade diplomacy. He was due to leave New Zealand today for trade …

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Chinese get message: We’re open for business

Comment  Bill English has sent a clear message to China that New Zealand is open for business. New Zealand needs direct foreign investment and China should be at the table was the upshot of the Finance Minister’s speech to the Victoria University-Peking University Conference on Contemporary China in Wellington this …

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INZBC Hosts India-NZ FTA negotiators


Warning: join() [function.join]: Invalid arguments passed in /websites/de/ on line 152  The India-NZ FTA discussions have progressed to round 7 when a team led by J Dadoo, Joint Secretary, India’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry met their NZ counterparts led by Nigel Fyfe from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and …

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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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