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13 April, 2014

IPCC report shows need for global agreement on emissions

Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser says the latest report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change emphasises the need for a truly global agreement in 2015 to ensure efforts to cut greenhouse gases (GHG) are effective.

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11 April, 2014

Greenhouse gas reports give confidence on Kyoto target

Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser says New Zealand will comfortably meet its Kyoto Protocol greenhouse gas reduction targets following the release of New Zealand’s latest Greenhouse Gas Inventory and Net Position today.

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2 April, 2014

NZTE to boost trade presence in China, S. America & Middle East

The Government is to boost NZTE's trade presence in China, South America and the Middle East to help more New Zealand firms break into these growing markets.

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2 April, 2014

New Zealand ranks fourth for enabling trade

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the release of a report by the World Economic Forum ranking New Zealand fourth in the world for enabling trade.

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30 March, 2014

Adaptation crucial in dealing with climate issues

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser welcomes a new Climate Change report from the Intergovernmental Panel that puts a focus on adapting to the impacts of climate change.

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22 March, 2014

Ministers leading agribusiness delegation to South America

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy are leading an agribusiness delegation to Chile and Colombia from 23-28 March.

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19 March, 2014

Address - China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre signing ceremony and launch, Beijing

It is a pleasure to be in Beijing as part of the visit of New Zealand's Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, to China which includes meetings with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.

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28 February, 2014

More info on carbon units to help decide value

Associate Minister for Primary Industries Jo Goodhew and Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser have today announced changes to the Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS) which will allow for greater transparency.

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19 February, 2014

Minister to attend TPP ministers meeting

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Singapore to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations.

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12 February, 2014

Address to APEC Business Advisory Council Business Leaders

I would first of all like to thank the NZ/China Council for providing this forum for business leaders here in Auckland for the APEC Business Advisory Council meetings.

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13 December, 2013

Minister welcomes Sixth National Communication on Climate Change

Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser has welcomed the publishing of New Zealand’s Sixth National Communication on Climate Change and the associated First Biennial Report.

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10 December, 2013

Minister welcomes progress on TPP negotiations

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the significant progress made during the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial meetings in Singapore over the last four days.

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8 December, 2013

Minister welcomes conclusion of WTO Bali package

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the conclusion of the WTO Bali package reached at the 9th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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4 December, 2013

New Zealand calls for action on fisheries subsidies

Trade Minister Tim Groser has led a call at the WTO’s 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali for urgent action to protect global fish stocks. New Zealand has been coordinating a group of countries that includes Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Iceland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru and the United States.

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3 December, 2013

Minister welcomes resumption of trade negotiations with Korea

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed Korea’s decision to resume formal negotiations toward a free trade agreement, following a meeting today in Bali with his Korean counterpart, Minister of Trade Yoon Sang-jick.

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2 December, 2013

Minister to attend WTO Ministerial Conference

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Bali Indonesia to attend the 9th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference running from 3-6 December.

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21 November, 2013

New Zealand’s national statement in Warsaw

I would first like to acknowledge the Government and the people of Poland, and thank them for generously hosting our discussions over these two weeks.

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20 November, 2013

Minister welcomes ANZTEC entry into force

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed today’s announcement that the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) would enter into force on 1 December 2013.

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15 November, 2013

Minister to visit Warsaw for Climate Change Negotiations

Minister for Climate Change Tim Groser departs for Warsaw tomorrow to participate in the annual Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change.

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24 October, 2013

Trade Minister welcomes UAE counterpart

Trade Minister Tim Groser will host H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for economic and trade talks in Wellington today.

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16 October, 2013

Address: China Business Summit

First, I would like to congratulate the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, NZ Inc and all the agencies and sponsors for putting this event together.

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28 September, 2013

Climate Change Minister welcomes IPCC report

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser welcomes the release of the Fifth Assessment Report (AR5) Climate Change 2013 by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

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27 September, 2013

Address to the National Press Club of Japan

Thank you for another opportunity to speak to the National Press Club of Japan.

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23 September, 2013

Groser to visit Japan and attend APEC in Indonesia

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart for Japan tomorrow before going on to the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia.

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11 September, 2013

Market recovery plan for whey protein incident affected businesses

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy today outlined an initial plan to reassert New Zealand’s reputation in key markets following the reported potential contamination of Fonterra-produced whey protein concentrate.

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10 September, 2013

Minister welcomes international climate change negotiators

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser today welcomed top-level international climate change negotiators who are gathered in Auckland this week for the second New Zealand-hosted informal dialogue on the new United Nations climate change agreement.

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28 August, 2013

Address to Wellington Chamber of Commerce

In the past few weeks, I have been part of a team focused overwhelmingly on the short-term management of the risks arising from a possible breach in our proud food safety record. It has been an extraordinary whole of Government response, involving many Ministers from the Prime Minister down, multiple agencies and working closely with a number of commercial players.

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17 August, 2013

Groser to visit Brunei for regional trade discussions

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart tomorrow for Brunei to participate in series of regional trade meetings.

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16 August, 2013

New Zealand commits to 2020 climate change target

Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has announced New Zealand has committed to reducing greenhouse gas emissions to five per cent below 1990 levels by 2020.

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14 August, 2013

Update on Russia trade

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Nathan Guy say that officials are working closely with Russian authorities to provide the reassurance they need over New Zealand dairy products.

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