Releases

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. ...
Trade
Tue 29 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release of two studies which shed new light on the cost and impact of unnecessary red tape and arbitrary trade rules on New Zealand’s exports. “Technically referred to as non-tariff barriers, these unfair obstacles are costing New Zealand businesses US$5.9 billion every year,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Tue 29 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the release of two studies which shed new light on the cost and impact of unnecessary red tape and arbitrary trade rules on New Zealand’s exports. “Technically referred to as non-tariff barriers, these unfair obstacles are costing New Zealand businesses US$5.9 billion every year,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Tue 29 Nov 2016
Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Ivan Scalfarotto and New Zealand Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, have jointly hosted a business event in Milan today committing to doubling two-way trade between the two countries.   Mr McClay is on a trade promotion visit to Europe and today joined his Italian counterpart at a Business Roundtable with 30 New Zealand and Italian businesses. ...
Trade
Tue 29 Nov 2016
Italian Deputy Minister for Economic Development, Ivan Scalfarotto and New Zealand Minister of Trade, Todd McClay, have jointly hosted a business event in Milan today committing to doubling two-way trade between the two countries.   Mr McClay is on a trade promotion visit to Europe and today joined his Italian counterpart at a Business Roundtable with 30 New Zealand and Italian businesses. ...
Trade
Tue 22 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay and opposition MPs will travel to Europe and Iran over the next week to take part in a number of trade-related events.     Mr McClay says New Zealand needs to engage more broadly in trade-related activities in Europe and this mission would offer a valuable opportunity to promote New Zealand goods and services in these lucrative markets.   "Italy, France and the United Kingdom are collectively worth more than $9.2 billion of two-way trade and are home to 190 million consumers.  That is significant. ...
Trade
Tue 22 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay and opposition MPs will travel to Europe and Iran over the next week to take part in a number of trade-related events.     Mr McClay says New Zealand needs to engage more broadly in trade-related activities in Europe and this mission would offer a valuable opportunity to promote New Zealand goods and services in these lucrative markets.   "Italy, France and the United Kingdom are collectively worth more than $9.2 billion of two-way trade and are home to 190 million consumers.  That is significant. ...
Trade
Tue 22 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed strong export growth to Korea during the first year of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). “There is no doubt this agreement has created jobs and prosperity in our regions,” says Mr McClay. At an event to mark the upcoming one-year anniversary of the FTA, Mr McClay told members of the Korean and New Zealand business community that New Zealand exporters are enjoying the benefits of preferential tariff access to the Republic of Korea. ...
Trade
Tue 22 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed strong export growth to Korea during the first year of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA). “There is no doubt this agreement has created jobs and prosperity in our regions,” says Mr McClay. At an event to mark the upcoming one-year anniversary of the FTA, Mr McClay told members of the Korean and New Zealand business community that New Zealand exporters are enjoying the benefits of preferential tariff access to the Republic of Korea. ...
Trade
Sat 19 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed met at APEC in Lima today to conclude the first General Review of the Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA). The FTA entered into force on 1 August 2010. “The strong trade and investment flows between the two economies are underpinned by a close and cooperative working relationship,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Sat 19 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay and Malaysian Minister of International Trade and Industry YB Dato’ Sri Mustapa Mohamed met at APEC in Lima today to conclude the first General Review of the Malaysia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA). The FTA entered into force on 1 August 2010. “The strong trade and investment flows between the two economies are underpinned by a close and cooperative working relationship,” says Mr McClay. ...
Trade
Wed 16 Nov 2016
Trade Minister Todd McClay travels to Peru today to attend the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Ministerial Meeting in Lima where he expects to hold talks on RCEP, FTAAP and TPP. Mr McClay will join trade and foreign ministers from 20 other APEC economies which account for half of global trade and 60 per cent of world GDP. ...
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