Posts tagged "Free Trade Agreement"

China trade agreement upgrade to reflect modern trading relationship: PM

[14 May/Stuff] Foreign Affairs Minister, Winston Peters, will go to China to talk trade at a critical time. Mr Peters said the objective was to extend their relationship and a range of issues would be up for discussion. He added that China had a growing influence on the Pacific region and that New Zealand needed...

Senior Fonterra GM jumps ship to become ambassador to Korea

[5 March/NZ Herald] Fonterra Senior Executive, Philip Turner, is leaving the co-operative to become New Zealand’s new ambassador in South Korea. Mr Turner’s departure had been known in the market for some months, and Foreign Minister, Winston Peters, has announced his new appointment. He has held multiple senior positions with Fonterra since March 2007. Prior...

UK targets open Irish border for food after Brexit

[17 August/Food Navigator] The UK Government has said it hopes to reach a deal that avoids a hard border being placed on the movement of goods between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland as its negotiates its Brexit deal. The preference is to have a border that requires no physical infrastructure and is as...

Our free trade not so free

 [24 February/ New Zealand Farmers Weekly] The Chinese government officials have again decided to invoke the special safeguards permitted under the 2008 Free Trade Agreement which will result in almost all of New Zealand’s dairy exports to China subjected to a higher 10% tariff than the preferential rate of 4.2%.  The special measures were included...