Address by the Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade and Minister of Climate Change Issues: US/NZ Partnership Forum, Auckland 30 June 2015 I would like to thank our two co-chairs, the Hon Simon Power, Chair of the NZ-US Council and Stu Van Soyoc, President of the US-based counterpart organisation for ...Read More »
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Uphill Battle: TPP does not add up for NZ without good dairy outcomes. Major NZ dairy companies speak out
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is firm in its view that a good deal on dairy in TPP is necessary for any deal to stack up for New Zealand. “The facts are that dairy accounts for 35% of NZ exports. You can’t even come close to achieving ...Read More »
US likely to force pace on TPP with fast track in place. But will NZ hold firm to its agribusiness ambitions?
The United States is likely to try and force the pace of negotiations to conclude the Trans-Pacific Partnership in the next few weeks, following a vote in the US Senate last night that all but ensures President Barack Obama will gain so-called ‘fast track’ authority to complete the controversial agreement. ...Read More »
Jane Kelsey is damning ‘unprecedented procedural machinations and an unholy alliance with the Republicans’ as enabling Barack Obama a super-majority to advance fast track authority in the US Senate by a single vote. The University of Auckland law professor reckons “the damage to relations between the President and his core ...Read More »
The Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact does not yet include an acceptable deal on access for New Zealand’s most important exports, dairy products, with little more than a month to go before the controversial 12 nation trade deal could be concluded. “I think the way I would describe it is there’s a ...Read More »
The fate of the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade and investment pact may be known as early as next Wednesday, US time, after a vote in the US Congress last night endorsed the elusive ‘fast-track authority’ that President Barack Obama needs if the 12 nation negotiation is to be concluded successfully. However, the next ...Read More »
Comment By Alan Oxley Last week’s APEC Leaders’ Meeting in Beijing was more significant than many business leaders realise – and certainly more important than the anti-trade protests that gained headlines across New Zealand. For the first time, there was a genuine agreement – and push — on a broader ...Read More »
Anzco chairman Sir Graeme Harrison – who also leads the NZ International Business Forum – has pledged business support for a “fighting fund” to promote free trade. The Harrison pledge was made a a breakfast with Prime Minister John Key in Beijing earlier today. It appeared to be in response ...Read More »
Updated The pressure will go on Barack Obama today to put his political capital on the line and get Congressional support to close out TPP. The mantra around the Apec meeting earlier today was “the finish line is in sight” when it comes to finalising negotiations on the Trans Pacific ...Read More »
TPP talks at US Embassy in Beijing held under tight security. Surely, they won’t add currency to the mix?
Apec Summit It might be churlish to note that the United States wasn’t making a great deal of the anti-competitive nature of other nation’s currency settings when it was in the thick of quantitative easing That unpalatable truth hasn’t featured at all among the issues up for negotiation during the ...Read More »