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Trade
Mon 17 Apr 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Malaysia today for high-level talks with Malaysian Trade Minister Mustapa Mohamed and to mark 60 years of successful bilateral relations between the two countries. Mr McClay will also speak about trade and investment opportunities in New Zealand at a business forum in front of 150 of Malaysia’s top executives and investors. “We have made a lot of progress in 60 years, particularly since a free trade agreement (FTA) was signed between our two countries in 2010,” Mr McClay says. ...
Trade
Mon 27 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay says the electronic-commerce arrangement signed with China today will help New Zealand’s digital exports rise up the value chain and has the potential to be a big win for the wider digital economy. ...
Trade
Mon 27 Mar 2017
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Todd McClay have welcomed a Memorandum of Cooperation that allows for the export of chilled meat into China, calling it a big win for exporters. “This is a fantastic step forward for New Zealand’s red meat sector, and a sign of the great relationship we share with China,” Mr Guy says. The six month trial marks very positive progress for New Zealand’s work programme to expand market access to China for a range of our meat products. ...
Trade
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay says an additional $27 million will be invested in improving access to international markets for New Zealand exporters and to help more of them succeed internationally. The funding, announced as part of the launch of Trade Agenda 2030 today, will be made available over the next four years as part of Budget 2017. ...
Trade
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay has announced the formation of a Ministerial Advisory Group on trade to ensure the public is better informed on trade issues. The Ministerial Advisory Group (MAG), part of today’s Trade Agenda 2030 announcement, includes representation from iwi, unions and NGOs, as well as industry bodies for primary industry, wood, tourism, education, horticulture, aviation and technology. ...
Trade
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay says a new all-of-government approach to tackling non-tariff barriers (NTBs) imposed on our exporters will deliver real benefits to business. The Clearing House, announced as part of Trade Agenda 2030 today, ensures that New Zealand exporters will be able to access the best information and support on trade barriers in a single place. ...
Trade
Fri 24 Mar 2017
Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Todd McClay have welcomed new funding of $35.3 million to help support our primary sector exporters succeed in overseas markets. The funding, announced as part of the launch of Trade Agenda 2030 today, will be made available to the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI) over the next four years as part of Budget 2017. ...
Trade
Thu 16 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the announcement by Pacific Alliance Ministers that they will look to progressively advance their trade agenda and says this is likely to provide significant opportunity for New Zealand exporters.    The Pacific Alliance will offer Associate Membership of the alliance as a precursor to trade negotiations with selected countries.     Mr McClay met formally with Pacific Alliance Ministers in Chile yesterday to pitch a trade deal between New Zealand and the Alliance.   ...
Trade
Thu 16 Mar 2017
Viña del Mar, Chile - High Level Representatives from Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Malaysia, Peru, and Singapore and Vietnam met here today to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) on the margins of the High Level Dialogue on Integration Initiatives for the Asia Pacific. ...
Trade
Sun 12 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay travels from London to Chile today for the first combined meeting of Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries following the United States’ withdrawal from the agreement. “I welcome the opportunity to sit down with other TPP ministers, to take stock of current developments and to look at how we might move this important agreement forward together,” Mr McClay says. Mr McClay says he believed the TPP Agreement continued to offer value as a common set of rules across the Asia-Pacific region. ...
Trade
Fri 10 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay met International Trade Secretary Dr Liam Fox and Minister for Trade Policy Lord Price today to reaffirm their joint commitment to global trade liberalisation, and lay the foundations for the future trade relationship between the UK and New Zealand. International Trade Secretary Liam Fox asserted the importance the UK places on its trading relationship with New Zealand, with total trade in goods and services between the two countries increasing by 13 per cent between 2014-15. ...
Trade
Wed 8 Mar 2017
Trade Minister Todd McClay and European Union Trade Commissioner Cecelia Malmström have agreed the completion of joint scoping discussions towards an EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA) following a meeting in Brussels today. After almost 2 years of discussion, reaching this significant milestone means the FTA process now enters a new phase, where the Commission and New Zealand will seek respective mandates to commence negotiations. ...
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