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.
After years of discussions, the European Union is officially launching trade deal negotiations with New Zealand. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is headed to New Zealand this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva ahead of her visit about what the EU will get out of the deal - as well as the shaky state of international trade.
New Zealand’s long pursuit of a free trade deal with the European Union has moved closer to reality, with the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council approving the launch of negotiations.
Protectionist sentiment within Europe’s agriculture sector should not stand in the way of a free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand, a senior European official says.
A free trade deal between the European Union and New Zealand is moving closer to fruition - but a full-blown spat over market access could be a sign of troubles ahead.
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