The Government has released the full text of the controversial CPTPP trade deal, along with a national interest analysis touting its importance in fighting growing protectionism around the world.
1. Jacinda on her first 100 days
A decision that Government ministers will no longer represent New Zealand at embassies’ national days has been portrayed as a slight to our international partners by National.
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?
The TPP's future is uncertain, but the Government has other irons in the fire - and Trade Minister Todd McClay is leading the way with a new trade strategy. McClay spoke to Sam Sachdeva about balancing overseas trips with issues closer to home, and the need for New Zealand to punch above its weight.
Good morning all and Happy New Year.
John Key and Todd McClay have been busy at the APEC meeting in Lima over the weekend, talking with leaders about trade deals in a post-Trump and post-TPP world.
The Government sought to regain the political initiative yesterday after weeks of being on the back foot over housing, announcing a surprise 'big hairy target' of making New Zealand predator free by 2050.
Good morning all.