Posts tagged "FTA"

EU chief talks up free trade deal

[27 February/Rural News Group] Phil Hogan, the EU Commissioner for Agriculture and Rural Development is optimistic that a quality free trade agreement (FTA) will be set up with New Zealand before the end of the year. Mr Hogan visited New Zealand briefly last week to discuss current FTA negotiations with three more formal rounds scheduled...

Renewed FTA deal unlikely to bear more benefits for dairy industry

[6 November/Radio NZ Rural] New Zealand looks unlikely to secure a better deal for dairy exporters as part of the renegotiation of the China NZ Free Trade Agreement. The agreement currently results in NZ dairy exports being hit with higher tariffs when specified volumes have been supplied and these limits are due to expire in...

National’s ‘boldest-ever’ trade policy just a wishlist: Labour

[22 August/NZ Herald] National has released its trade policy in advance of the election, which it claims will unlock potential in markets with 2.5 billion people. Trade Minister, Todd McClay, said the package was the boldest ever trade push in the country’s history and contrasts starkly with Labour’s recent opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership....

Push for minimum TPP changes

[18 August/Otago Daily Times] Trade Minister, Todd McClay, said that the Trans Pacific Partnership without the USA remains on the agenda for the 11 remaining members and New Zealand will be pushing for an agreement with the minimal number of changes possible. Mr McClay said the TPP11 ministers have committed to moving forward as quickly...