Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has attempted to win over critics of the revived Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal at a public meeting, arguing the Government has kept its promise on five “bottom lines”.
In today's email we see how the new Government is progressing through its 100 day plan.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has a lengthy name, and it was a lengthy process to get the rejigged deal across the line. What role did New Zealand play in convincing others to sign on, and what comes next?
1. NZ$ headwind building
1. Ticking off the to-do list
The Government’s plans to introduce a royalty on bottled water exports has hit a major stumbling block, with New Zealand’s chief trade negotiator for the TPP suggesting such a move would violate existing free trade deals.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has completed her first major international trip in the top job. She spoke to Sam Sachdeva about “uncomfortable” moments in the spotlight, her vision for New Zealand’s role in the world, and speaking out about our big brother.
In this morning's email we discussed the unexpected items in the Budget area discovered by the incoming Government.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has downplayed the Greens’ decision to vote against the new Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal - while hinting Labour’s other coalition partner New Zealand First could yet follow their lead.
In this morning's email we looked in detail at the latest from the Apec and EAS meetings, including the resuscitation of the TPP trade deal, now brought back to life as the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).