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Best on Twitter: Trans-Pacific Partnership deal

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 you don’t have to.   Beef + Lamb New Zealand …

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And so it goes on …. 341 groups from 100+ countries call on WTO Members to Abandon Liberalization Push and Turnaround WTO Agenda

341 global civil society organizations – including development advocates, trade unions, farmers’ organizations, consumer and environmental groups from over 100 countries – sent a letter to WTO members today urging them to abandon the WTO expansion talks and instead focus on an urgent agenda to fix existing damaging rules in the WTO. July 31, 2015 is the date by which …

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NZ wholesale trade rises for third quarter in December

New Zealand’s wholesale trade grew for a third quarter in the final three months of 2014, with increased activity for apparel, pharmaceuticals and furniture leading the expansion. Seasonally adjusted sales rose 0.3 percent in the three months ended Dec. 31, slowing from the 0.6 percent pace in September, and rounding out a third quarter of growth, according to Statistics New …

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NZ wholesale trade rises 0.7% in Sept quarter, led by auto industry

New Zealand wholesale trade sales rose in the third quarter, led by gains in the auto industry. Seasonally adjusted sales rose 0.7 percent to $22.08 billion in the three months ended Sept. 30, adding to a 1.8 percent increase in the second quarter, according to Statistics New Zealand. On an unadjusted basis, wholesale trade was up 4.3 percent from the …

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Aussies claim their China FTA is better than ours

ChAFTA  Australia and China have completed free-trade agreement negotiations, in a deal which Australian government sources say secures better access for the country’s dairy exports than New Zealand’s.  Australian trade and investment minister Andrew Robb and Chinese commerce minister Gao Hucheng will sign a declaration of intent this afternoon, after Prime Minister Tony Abbott and President Xi Jinping concluded talks in Canberra, the …

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