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?
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.
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 16th MARKETING TO THE RURAL SECTOR CONFERENCE AUCKLAND, 15 AUGUST 2016 STEPHEN JACOBI, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NZ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM It’s good to be [read more…]
“TPP UNWRAPPED – FOR THE PRIMARY INDUSTRIES” Having participated in this conference for several years now it’s great at last to be talking to you [read more…]
Address to NZHIT Networking Event, 21 April 2016 Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, New Zealand International Business Forum It’s good to be with you today and [read more…]
Address to U3A, Wellington, 15 April 2016 Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director, New Zealand International Business Forum It’s good to be with you today. I was pleased [read more…]
Statement to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee, 7 April 2016 By Tony Nowell, ABAC New Zealand Member Mr Chairman, Honourable Members. Thank [read more…]