20 results about NEW ZEALAND


Australia, Canada, New Zealand Ratify CPTPP, Setting Stage for Trade Deal's Entry into Force

November 1, 2018

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has now been ratified by six signatories, meeting the minimum threshold to take effect by the end of this year.&nbs... READ MORE


EU Commission: Promising Start to Negotiations for Australia, New Zealand Trade Deals

August 2, 2018

The European Commission recently circulated reports about the early negotiating rounds with Australia and New Zealand, respectively, for free trade agreements (FTAs) with both countries, indicating... READ MORE


EU Gives Green Light to Australia, New Zealand Trade Talks, Amid Packed Council Agenda

May 24, 2018

Trade ministers from the EU’s 28 member states gave their backing on Tuesday 22 May for the launch of negotiations for trade accords with Australia and New Zealand, paving the way for formal... READ MORE


China, New Zealand Leaders Tout Potential of Updated Trade Deal

May 17, 2018

Top officials from China and New Zealand called this week for ramping up negotiating efforts to clinch an updated trade deal, highlighting the value this could have for warding off protectionist pr... READ MORE


CPTPP Partners Gear Up for Signing Ceremony, Ratification Process

February 22, 2018

Countries in the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) are preparing to gather in Santiago, Chile, in two weeks to sign the updated trade accord, whose text... READ MORE


Pacific Alliance, Associate Members Advance Trade Talks, Eye New Economic Opportunities

February 8, 2018

The second round of the Pacific Alliance’s negotiations with its potential “associate members” wrapped up on Friday 2 February in Gold Coast, Australia, with officials from the co... READ MORE


Eyeing November Leaders' Meeting, RCEP Ministers Pledge to "Maximise Progress"

September 14, 2017

Economic ministers from the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) countries pledged to ramp up their negotiating efforts on an extensive regional free trade deal, following a meeting i... READ MORE


TPP-11 Negotiators Review Trade Deal Options Ahead of November Meet

September 14, 2017

Senior officials from the 11 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) nations are gearing up for another set of meetings in Japan later this month, aiming to build on their discussions in Australia in late... READ MORE


PACER Plus Countries Prepare for Trade Deal Ratification

June 22, 2017

Australia, New Zealand, and eight Pacific island countries signed the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus) last week in Nuku’alofa, Tonga, eight years after negoti... READ MORE


US, New Zealand Officials Look to Deepen Trade Ties

June 22, 2017

US and New Zealand officials are exploring options to deepen bilateral trade ties, with the possibility of formal trade talks being floated. New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay met with US trade... READ MORE


Chinese Premier Li Keqiang Visits Australia and New Zealand, Eyes Trade Deal Upgrades

March 30, 2017

In official visits to Australia and New Zealand over the past week, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang met with government and business leaders to discuss economic ties and cooperation, while outlining pla... READ MORE


China, New Zealand pledge support for free trade to counter global protectionism

February 10, 2017

New Zealand and China will soon hold a series of high-level meetings and work to promote free trade, the countries' governments said on Friday, amidst growing concerns about U.S. trade protectionism.... READ MORE


China-NZ FTA would help drive the maritime silk road

December 2, 2016

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key said last week that China and New Zealand had agreed to launch talks to upgrade their free trade agreement (FTA). This would be the first time for China to upgrade... READ MORE


China, New Zealand Confirm Plans to Update Trade Deal

November 24, 2016

Officials from New Zealand and China have announced their plans to “upgrade” their existing trade deal, which has been in force since 2008. The news was confirmed in a joint ministerial... READ MORE


Alibaba floats airport free-trade zone

August 1, 2016

Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba has floated a proposal for a free trade zone to be created in Auckland near to the airport. Alibaba president Michael Evans promoted the idea to senior Cabinet ministe... READ MORE


New Zealand Lawmakers Hold First "Reading" of TPP Legislation

May 19, 2016

New Zealand lawmakers held their first “reading” last week of an omnibus bill that would enact the necessary changes to domestic law for bringing the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agr... READ MORE


John Key leads delegation to China to talk trade

April 18, 2016

Prime Minister John Key and two of his senior ministers will be pushing for greater trade access to China during an official visit there this week. While two-way trade has increased substantially to m... READ MORE


NZ - EU FTA would benefit SMEs says McClay

February 16, 2016

New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay has been holding meetings about future negotiations with the EU in Brussels. A free trade agreement with the European Union would be of particular benefit to sma... READ MORE


RCI Chat Issue No. 14

February 1, 2016

This issue of the Asia Regional Integration Center's bimonthly newsletter provides the latest news on trade, investment, cross-border infrastructure, and regional public goods among other topic... READ MORE


McClay ready to make his TPP sales pitch

January 13, 2016

Trade Minister Todd McClay is not an openly combative politician. He yesterday told the Herald he plans to take a painstaking approach to selling the case for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) to Ne... READ MORE