Releases

Trade
Mon 11 Jul 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says outcomes of the G20 Trade Ministers’ meeting held in Shanghai 9-10 July, are likely to be extremely important for New Zealand's trade interests.  "This was a positive meeting for our core interests in trade and investment,” says Mr McClay. "There is a clear political will to build on the successes of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Nairobi Ministerial last year, which agreed to eliminate agricultural export subsidies, and to make progress towards concluding an Environmental Goods Agreement."  ...
Trade
Sun 10 Jul 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay has received strong assurances that New Zealand's trade interests will not be adversely affected as a result of the Brexit vote.  Mr McClay has met the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström, United Kingdom (UK) Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Price, and trade and economic ministers from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands at the G20 trade ministers meeting in Shanghai this weekend. ...
Trade
Sun 10 Jul 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay has received strong assurances that New Zealand's trade interests will not be adversely affected as a result of the Brexit vote.  Mr McClay has met the European Union (EU) Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström, United Kingdom (UK) Minister of State for Trade and Investment, Lord Price, and trade and economic ministers from Germany, France, Spain, Italy, and the Netherlands at the G20 trade ministers meeting in Shanghai this weekend. ...
Trade
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay will take the opportunity at this weekend’s G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Shanghai to promote New Zealand’s trade interests with the biggest economies in the world. “New Zealand’s invitation to be part of the G20 process demonstrates the mutually shared value of our relationship with China, and the standing which New Zealand has built up over decades as a proponent of an open world trade system.  ...
Trade
Wed 6 Jul 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay will take the opportunity at this weekend’s G20 Trade Ministers’ Meeting in Shanghai to promote New Zealand’s trade interests with the biggest economies in the world. “New Zealand’s invitation to be part of the G20 process demonstrates the mutually shared value of our relationship with China, and the standing which New Zealand has built up over decades as a proponent of an open world trade system.  ...
Trade
Mon 27 Jun 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Latin America today to participate in the Pacific Alliance Summit meetings held this week in Puerto Varas, Chile, on 29-30 June.   New Zealand is an Observer of the Pacific Alliance - a Latin American regional integration grouping comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, which accounts for more than a third of GDP in Latin America.   “New Zealand has a strong relationship with the Pacific Alliance and shares their objective of open markets and regional integration.  ...
Trade
Mon 27 Jun 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Latin America today to participate in the Pacific Alliance Summit meetings held this week in Puerto Varas, Chile, on 29-30 June.   New Zealand is an Observer of the Pacific Alliance - a Latin American regional integration grouping comprising Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, which accounts for more than a third of GDP in Latin America.   “New Zealand has a strong relationship with the Pacific Alliance and shares their objective of open markets and regional integration.  ...
Trade
Sun 26 Jun 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is seeking meetings with trade ministers from the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to discuss the UK’s decision to leave the EU. “I expect to meet with many of my European counterparts at the G20 meeting in Shanghai, 9-10 July, and I have already requested meetings with key ministers and the EU Trade Commissioner to discuss New Zealand’s best way forward, in light of the referendum result,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Sun 26 Jun 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says he is seeking meetings with trade ministers from the United Kingdom (UK) and the European Union (EU) to discuss the UK’s decision to leave the EU. “I expect to meet with many of my European counterparts at the G20 meeting in Shanghai, 9-10 July, and I have already requested meetings with key ministers and the EU Trade Commissioner to discuss New Zealand’s best way forward, in light of the referendum result,” says Mr McClay. ...