Stephen Jacobi discusses the benefits and challenges of the NZ/EU FTA. Negotiations are taking place in Wellington this week – find out more about the NZ/EU FTA here.
By Fiona Cooper, Director, ANZLF New Zealand NZIIA Hawkes Bay, 2nd May 2019 Thank you, Dick, for the kind introduction and for giving me the [read more…]
Senior Asia-Pacific business leaders have issued a strong call to support and reform the World Trade Organisation, recognising the critical role that the global rules-based trading system plays in sustaining prosperity for all countries, businesses and communities.
26 April 2019 The WTO and its predecessor the GATT have created and sustained a system of multilateral trade rules which have helped to generate [read more…]
26 April 2019 Senior Asia-Pacific business leaders of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), meeting this week in Jakarta, Indonesia, stressed their shared commitment to [read more…]
A joint statement on planned WTO tariff rate quotas post-Brexit from the NZ Food and Beverage Exporters
The first meeting of the APEC Business Advisory Council for this year took place in Atlanta, Georgia (USA) from 1 to 4 March 2019. ABAC New Zealand members Katherine Rich, Phil O’Reilly, Tenby Powell attended, with staffer Stephanie Honey in support.
SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE
CONSULTATIONS ON E-COMMERCE
Stephen Jacobi’s address to the Canterbury Club Christchurch, 27th March 2019.
In anticipation of no Brexit on the 29th, the UK has released a new temporary post-Brexit tariff schedule. Nearly 90 percent of imports would become duty-free overnight, but some sensitive NZ exports would still face tariffs and tariff rate quotas (TRQs).