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”.
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. Ticking off the to-do list
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and her government successfully navigated their first few months on the world stage, with only a few bumps in the road. However, 2018 may present some early tests for Ardern and her team, as Sam Sachdeva writes.
New Zealand has confirmed it will join Australia in a World Trade Organisation complaint against Canada over allegedly “arbitrary and disadvantageous” treatment of wine imports.
The World Trade Organisation’s latest conference ended with a lot of talk but no meaningful action. With the United States continuing its attacks on the body and a lack of leadership from other countries, where does the WTO go from here? Sam Sachdeva reports.
In today's email we looked in detail at the Reserve Bank's comments as it loosened LVR restrictions, and at the implications of the new directive to the Overseas Investment Office.
The Government has announced stricter tests for New Zealand's overseas investment regime to further limit the sale of rural land to foreigners, with Associate Finance Minister David Parker saying Kiwis should be prioritised over "a one per center from overseas".
Analysis: Sam Sachdeva, who traveled to Da Nang and Manila for the Apec and East Asia Summit assesses Jacinda Ardern's first foray into global leader summitry as largely positive.
After a few fraught days, the TPP was given new life. However, the struggles to get the deal across the line and other issues raise questions about obstacles to multilateral trade and what that means for New Zealand, as Sam Sachdeva reports.