tariffs

WHAT’S UP WITH NEW ZEALAND AND CHINA?

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.

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?