Three agreements on the table: At a time of otherwise fairly dismal prospects for the global trading system, progress on these three agreements shows that many countries are still committed to creating the best possible opportunities for sustained prosperity in the Asia-Pacific region.
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…]
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.
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.