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Trade
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says Japan’s passing of TPP legislation demonstrates their support for international trade liberalisation. “It’s good to see the world’s 3rd largest economy join New Zealand and show leadership on trade,” says Mr McClay. With the Upper House endorsement on Friday (9 December), Japan has now completed its parliamentary process for the approval of the TPP Agreement. This follows New Zealand’s passage of the primary legislation necessary to ratify the agreement on 15 November. ...
Trade
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says Japan’s passing of TPP legislation demonstrates their support for international trade liberalisation. “It’s good to see the world’s 3rd largest economy join New Zealand and show leadership on trade,” says Mr McClay. With the Upper House endorsement on Friday (9 December), Japan has now completed its parliamentary process for the approval of the TPP Agreement. This follows New Zealand’s passage of the primary legislation necessary to ratify the agreement on 15 November. ...
Trade
Tue 13 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says Japan’s passing of TPP legislation demonstrates their support for international trade liberalisation. “It’s good to see the world’s 3rd largest economy join New Zealand and show leadership on liberalisation,” says Mr McClay. With Upper House endorsement on Friday (9 December), Japan has now completed its parliamentary process for the approval of the TPP Agreement. This follows New Zealand’s passage of the primary legislation necessary to ratify the agreement on 15 November. ...
Trade
Fri 9 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay will meet Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade tomorrow. The Minister, Pehin Lim Jock Seng is visiting New Zealand along with Brunei’s Industry Minister, Pehin Yasmin Umar. “Brunei is a good friend of New Zealand, working cooperatively with us within ASEAN and beyond,” says Mr McClay. “Brunei and New Zealand cooperate in trade, defence, and education – and Brunei is also a strong supporter of trade liberalisation. ...
Trade
Fri 9 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay will meet Brunei’s Second Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade tomorrow. The Minister, Pehin Lim Jock Seng is visiting New Zealand along with Brunei’s Industry Minister, Pehin Yasmin Umar. “Brunei is a good friend of New Zealand, working cooperatively with us within ASEAN and beyond,” says Mr McClay. “Brunei and New Zealand cooperate in trade, defence, and education – and Brunei is also a strong supporter of trade liberalisation. ...
Trade
Sun 4 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand education institutions stand to benefit following the signing of an education cooperation agreement in Iran today. Mr McClay is leading New Zealand's first Trade Mission to Iran in more than a decade, and believes the visit has strengthened the New Zealand-Iran relationship following bilateral talks in Tehran. ...
Trade
Sun 4 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand education institutions stand to benefit following the signing of an education cooperation agreement in Iran today. Mr McClay is leading New Zealand's first Trade Mission to Iran in more than a decade, and believes the visit has strengthened the New Zealand-Iran relationship following bilateral talks in Tehran. ...
Trade
Fri 2 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay leads a senior-level business delegation on New Zealand’s first trade mission to Tehran in twelve years, today.  Iran and New Zealand have a long-standing trade relationship, dating back to 1975 when New Zealand established an Embassy in Tehran, its first in the Middle East. “There is enormous opportunity for Iran and New Zealand to work together to boost two-way trade,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Fri 2 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay leads a senior-level business delegation on New Zealand’s first trade mission to Tehran in twelve years, today.  Iran and New Zealand have a long-standing trade relationship, dating back to 1975 when New Zealand established an Embassy in Tehran, its first in the Middle East. “There is enormous opportunity for Iran and New Zealand to work together to boost two-way trade,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Thu 1 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay today published a summary of what New Zealand businesses think about Brexit and the impact they believe it could have on trade with the United Kingdom – New Zealand’s fifth largest trading partner. This follows a public consultation held earlier in the year to better understand the position of New Zealand exporters and investors into the UK market. ...
Trade
Thu 1 Dec 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay today published a summary of what New Zealand businesses think about Brexit and the impact they believe it could have on trade with the United Kingdom – New Zealand’s fifth largest trading partner. This follows a public consultation held earlier in the year to better understand the position of New Zealand exporters and investors into the UK market. ...
Trade
Wed 30 Nov 2016
The New Zealand economy is doing extremely well, because of trade liberalisation, not in spite of it. We are one of the most open economies in the world. Our economic performance is the envy of many countries, certainly our closest neighbour and largest trading partner Australia and many EU member states. GDP growth this year was 3.6 per cent and is forecast to remain between 3 and 3.5 per cent for a number of years to come. ...
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