The Government and Kiwi exporters have come out firing against a European Union proposal to split up tariff access post-Brexit, warning of a “potential spiral” into tit-for-tat action. Sam Sachdeva reports.
Nervousness in Latin America about rising protectionist sentiment could help New Zealand to secure a better trade deal as the region's countries look towards the Asia-Pacific, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker says. Sam Sachdeva reports.
New Zealand Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said he will hold talks with his Pacific Alliance counterparts in Mexico next week to “seek further progress” on a free trade agreement with the four-nation trade bloc, the world’s sixth-largest economy.
Two groups charged by the last government with finding a solution to the freshwater management problem have been put on pause as the Labour-led coalition forges its own way ahead. Sam Sachdeva spoke to the groups’ chairs about their work, and the challenges in finding a way to resolve freshwater issues.
The Government wants its massive fleet of vehicles to be electric by 2025, but public service bosses aren’t keen to make the switch until the cost comes down. Shane Cowlishaw reports.
A coalition commitment to introduce a royalty on bottled water exports appears to have stalled, with the Government still trying to find a workaround that won’t breach its free trade deals. Sam Sachdeva reports.
Birth, death and taxes were among the topics of discussion on the first day of EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström’s New Zealand visit. Sam Sachdeva was at Parliament for the launch of trade deal negotiations, and reports on the pains negotiators may face in their labours.
Trade negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union have officially been launched, with both sides hoping the deal sets an example for the rest of the world.
Donald Trump threatened to impose tariffs on US$200 billion of Chinese imports. China promised to retaliate. Trump said he would add another $200 billion if China did. The Kiwi dollar fell below 69 USc. David Parker agreed to exempt Singaporeans from the foreign buyers ban to allow the CPTPP to go ahead. Kris Faafoi announced plans to toughen rules on beneficial ownership and director identification. A major inquiry into a firm of private investigators used by Government agencies was launched.
The Government has carved Singapore out of its foreign buyers ban, in a move that will ease strained relations between the two countries. Sam Sachdeva reports.