To go or woe with the WTO?

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In our latest Trade Working blog Stephen Jacobi and Stephanie Honey look at prospects for #WTO #MC13.

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To go or woe with the WTO?

To go or woe with the WTO?

We’ve been here before with the World Trade Organisation (WTO).   The global trade body’s 13th Ministerial meeting (“MC13”) opens in Abu Dhabi on Monday 26 February, with Trade Minister McClay serving as Vice-Chair.  In recent weeks diplomats, trade...

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2023 – Steps forward and back

2023 – Steps forward and back

Trade liberalisation moved forward and backward in 2023.  Some notable gains have been achieved for New Zealand, but war, geo-political rivalry and global inflation continue to depress global markets. While the pandemic continued to lurk in the shadows, 2023 was the...

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Of APEC, CPTPP and IPEF

Of APEC, CPTPP and IPEF

While New Zealand was sorting out its new Government, the alphabet soup which is trade got a good stirring in San Francisco.  This was APEC Leaders’ week, the annual gathering of Leaders, Ministers, business people and other stakeholders from the 21 economies of...

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To go or woe with the WTO?

To go or woe with the WTO?

We’ve been here before with the World Trade Organisation (WTO).   The global trade...

Of APEC, CPTPP and IPEF

Of APEC, CPTPP and IPEF

While New Zealand was sorting out its new Government, the alphabet soup which is trade got a good...

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To go or woe with the WTO?

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In our latest Trade Working blog Stephen Jacobi and Stephanie Honey look at prospects for #WTO #MC13.

Asia-Pacific business leaders call for greater economic dynamism with people at the center of the APEC agenda

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The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC), meeting this week in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, expressed deep concerns about the growing pressures of economic fragmentation and the risks that this poses to growth, inclusion and the climate fight.

ABAC Statement on WTO MC13 – February 2024

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Now, more than ever, the world needs a credible, relevant, and effective multilateral trading system, with the World Trade Organization (WTO) at its core.

Global Industry Statement on the WTO Moratorium on Customs Duties on Electronic Transmissions

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NZIBF has joined 170 international business associations in calling for a extension to the current moratorium on tariffs applying to digital services (like Netflix) at the forthcoming WTO Ministerial meeting.

SUBMISSION TO THE MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE

GENERAL REVIEW OF THE COMPREHENSIVE AND PROGRESSIVE AGREEMENT FOR TRANS- PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (CPTPP) DECEMBER 2023 Summary This submission is made on behalf of the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF). As individual NZIBF Members may make their own...

2023 – Steps forward and back

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Our end of year trade wrap up from NZIBF Executive Director, Stephen Jacobi.