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Hon Tim Groser

1 August, 2015

Groser disappointed TPP deal not reached

Trade Minister Tim Groser is disappointed that the TPP negotiations were unable to reach a conclusion today, but TPP ministers collectively pledged to meet again as soon as possible to finalise the deal.

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25 July, 2015

Successful negotiations to liberalise tariffs on IT products to benefit NZ exporters

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed an agreement reached in Geneva to lower tariffs on over 200 IT related products, building on the WTO’s 1996 Ministerial Declaration on Trade in Information Technology Products (ITA).

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16 July, 2015

Ireland and New Zealand agriculture: trade and climate change

It is a great pleasure to be in Dublin – it always is. I have visited Dublin regularly since my first visit in the early 1980s and my visits are always focussed on agriculture.

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14 July, 2015

WTO procurement agreement opens up the world for Kiwi companies

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced that New Zealand has finalised its accession to the World Trade Organisation’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), and it will come into effect next month.

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10 July, 2015

Minister to attend trade and climate change meetings in Malaysia and Europe

Trade Minister Tim Groser will this month attend the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) meeting in Malaysia, before moving on to Europe to promote a future New Zealand-European Union free trade agreement and to further climate change negotiations.

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7 July, 2015

Climate change target announced

New Zealand will commit to a new, more ambitious climate change target, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today.

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2 July, 2015

Government Welcomes Successful WTO Trade Policy Review

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the conclusions of the 5th World Trade Organisation Trade Policy Review of New Zealand.

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30 June, 2015

Trade Minister to attend Pacific Alliance Summit in Peru

Trade Minister Tim Groser departs today for Peru to attend the Pacific Alliance Summit in Paracas, Peru from 1-3 July.

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30 June, 2015

The future of global trade: US and NZ as partners in the asia pacific: completing the TPP negotiation

I would like to thank our two co-chairs, the Hon Simon Power, Chair of the NZ-US Council and Stu Van Soyoc, President of the US-based counterpart organisation for assuming joint responsibility for the Partnership Forum.

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16 June, 2015

Ministers welcome International Energy Agency report

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser and Energy and Resources Minister, Simon Bridges, today welcomed an International Energy Agency (IEA) report on energy and climate change. Minister Groser is special adviser on climate change to the International Energy Agency.

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15 June, 2015

NZTE Board appointments announced

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced new appointments and reappointments to the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) Board.

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29 May, 2015

Minister to attend annual OECD meeting

Trade Minister Tim Groser will represent New Zealand at the OECD’s annual Ministerial Council Meeting (MCM) and Forum in Paris from 2 – 4 June.

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23 May, 2015

Trade Minister welcomes Senate approval of important trade legislation

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the approval of legislation by the United States Senate that would grant Trade Promotion Authority (TPA).

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20 May, 2015

Minister to attend APEC trade meeting in the Philippines

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart tonight for Boracay, Philippines to represent the New Zealand Government at the annual Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade (MRT) on 22-24 May.

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7 May, 2015

Climate change consultation opens

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today called for public submissions on New Zealand‘s post 2020 climate change target.

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6 May, 2015

NZTE International Growth Fund changes following evaluation

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced changes designed to strengthen government investment in developing New Zealand’s export sector via the International Growth Fund.

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4 May, 2015

Trade Minister travels to Mexico for World Economic Forum

Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Mexico to attend the 2015 World Economic Forum (WEF) Latin American meeting from 6-8 May.

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29 April, 2015

Ministers welcome scientific progress in cutting agricultural greenhouse gases

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have welcomed news of a breakthrough by New Zealand researchers which offers the potential to cut greenhouse gas emissions from sheep and cattle by 30 to 90 percent without cutting production.

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18 April, 2015

Climate Change Minister calls for phase-out of fossil fuel subsidies

Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser today led a coalition of governments calling for the phase-out of subsidies to fossil fuels in the lead-up to a major climate conference in Paris.

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15 April, 2015

Minister in Washington for Major Economies Climate Change meeting

Minister Responsible for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser departs for Washington tonight to participate in the Major Economies Forum on Energy and Climate Change (MEF) at the invitation of US Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern.

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10 April, 2015

Greenhouse Gas Inventory Report Released

Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser welcomes the release of the latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory report by the Ministry for the Environment.

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31 March, 2015

Wine and Spirit geographical registration coming

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced that Government will implement the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act.

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23 March, 2015

Trade Minister welcomes signing of NZ-Korea FTA

Trade Minister Tim Groser today signed the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement with his Korean counterpart Yoon Sang-jick.

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10 March, 2015

Criminal threat being taken seriously

The Government is taking a criminal threat to contaminate food products very seriously, and is reassuring parents that our infant and other formulas are safe and that extra testing and security measures have been implemented as a further safeguard.

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28 February, 2015

Trade Minister in China for FTA discussion

Trade Minister Tim Groser departs for China tonight to undertake a range of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) related meetings including discussions with his trade counterpart, Minister Gao Hucheng.

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27 February, 2015

2015 CER Ministerial meeting: Communique

New Zealand and Australian Ministers met in Auckland on 27 February 2015 for the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Ministerial Meeting. New Zealand’s delegation was led by Minister of Trade and Minister for Climate Change Issues, Hon Tim Groser.

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20 February, 2015

Climate change support for Pacific Island nations

“New Zealand is assisting Pacific Island countries to develop their responses to climate change,” said Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser.

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19 January, 2015

Groser to visit Europe

Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, including a meeting of Trade Ministers to discuss the WTO. He will then visit Brussels, Paris and Ankara.

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22 December, 2014

New Zealand-Korea FTA initialled

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed today’s initialling by Chief Negotiators of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.

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6 December, 2014

Minister to attend Climate Change Talks

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser will tomorrow travel to Lima, Peru to take part in a key meeting on climate change which will pave the way for a binding climate change agreement in Paris at the end of next year.

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