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.
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…]
Address to NZ institute for International Affairs, Wellington, 2 September 2015 – Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, NZ International Business Forum. Thank you for the opportunity [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…]
Now that the US Congress has finally given President Obama his much longed for fast track trade promotion authority, negotiators can get back to the [read more…]
The leak of Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) text on transparency for pharmaceutical purchasing agencies shows many things, but one thing above all – the United [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…]