Does Trade War loom? Nerves of Steel.

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?

Comprehensive and Progressive, the Time for CPTPP is Now

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.