Although wailing and gnashing of teeth appears to have largely subsided, it seems TPP -or now, the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans Pacific Partnership [read more…]
Here is our collection of articles and blog posts regarding trade issues, the importance of trade and the relevance of trade to everyday New Zealanders.
The international rules-based trading system is essential to the economic wellbeing of New Zealand and other small states. For the little guys without real economic heft [read more…]
David Toua speaks about key issues for the Pacific, including Papua New Guinea and shared issues of importance across the Asia-Pacific region regarding inclusive growth and using digital technology to engage more people in the economy.
Trump just announced plans to impose new tariffs on steel – New Zealand’s own exports to the US are relatively small, at $39 million in steel and a further $14 million in steel products, and $23 million in aluminium. However markets like the EU, Korea and Canada will be amongst those greatly affected. Does a trade war loom?
NZIBF Director Stephen Jacobi appeared on The AM Show yesterday morning, in the countdown to the CPTPP (Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership) agreement being signed [read more…]
There are several challenges facing APEC businesses. In the booming digital economy, Mr Motomu Takahashi talks about protecting the free flow of data across borders to ensure SME businesses can enter the global economy and see success.
The CPTPP is a good idea that will bring comprehensive and progressive transformation to New Zealand’s trade opportunities, while it preserves the New Zealand Government’s right to regulate in the national interest in areas like public health, the environment and to meet its obligations under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Mr Motomu Takahashi talks about the strenuous work to complete the CPTPP and it’s positive impact for future generations, particular through unwavering commitment to integrated regional economies, in which NZ has played a leading role.
Ms Abdul Haadi Hafimi speaks from her experience as a SME owner about the challenges of accessing the market and the importance of enabling women to get involved in business and economic growth through choice.
Allan Bollard talks about the CPTPP and the real benefits to having integrated regional economies in the Asia-Pacific and the need to ensure the emerging digital economy works for SMEs throughout Asia-Pacific.