The secret battle of the CPTPP
C and P are the two letters which sum up the highs and lows, the years of toil and the CPTPP’s last-minute sprint.
The Kiwi leading the fight to save WTO
With a critical part of the global trade system at risk, a Kiwi has been tasked with helping to avert crisis. Sam Sachdeva spoke to David Walker and David Parker about the existential threat to the WTO.
NZ’s record January trade deficit - $914m
New Zealand recorded its highest January deficit on record, with imports rising twice as fast as exports, in actual terms.
Dairy product prices advance less than expected
Dairy product prices moved higher at the Global Dairy Trade auction, rising for the sixth straight time, though gains were less than expected.
National’s craven deference to China
Economist Michael Reddell is appalled at the National Party’s subservience to Communist China.
New Zealander at heart of latest Brexit stoush
A pro-Brexit faction wants former NZ trade negotiator Crawford Falconer on Theresa May’s Brexit team, UK media say.
Huawei row overshadows trade talks
US criminal charges against Chinese electronics giant Huawei have sparked a fresh round of trans-Pacific recriminations, with Beijing demanding DC back off what it called an “unreasonable crackdown” on the company.
EU votes to reduce NZ export rights
The European Union’s parliament has taken a decisive step towards unilaterally reducing New Zealand’s rights to export specified quantities of tariff-free sheepmeat, beef and dairy products to the trading bloc if and when Brexit occurs.