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).
The last year has been something of a roller-coaster ride for the relationship between New Zealand and China. Against a background of great power rivalry and geo-political tension, points of difference between the two countries have emerged to test the resilience of the “comprehensive strategic partnership” which was agreed back in November 2014.
These are definitely the best of times and the worst of times for trade. The best of times because our economy is outward looking and [read more…]
The New Zealand International Business Forum congratulates Prime Minister Bill English and Trade Minister Todd McClay on the release of an ambitious, new trade strategy [read more…]
Read this speech by Philip Turner, Director, Global Stakeholder Affairs, Fonterra, to the CFO Summit, 15 March 2017.
Progress among the ‘TPP-11’ was more tortoise than hare at a recent meeting in Chile attended by Trade Minister Todd McClay, along with fellow Ministers [read more…]
There’s an old Peggy Lee song – “If that’s all there is, then let’s keep dancin’”. That essentially was how the TPP negotiations ended up [read more…]
After weeks of political and procedural wrangling the United States Senate has finally approved (22 May) a bipartisan bill authorising the President to conduct trade [read more…]
On a rare day in Washington recently it looked as though the Congress and Administration could finally agree on something. Congressional leaders from both sides [read more…]
The signing of New Zealand’s FTA with Korea is another “brick in the wall” for New Zealand’s FTA coverage in Asia. Now only Japan and [read more…]