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13 December, 2015

New Zealand leads declaration on carbon markets at Paris climate conference

A New Zealand inspired Ministerial Declaration on carbon markets was launched by countries at the historic climate change conference in Paris today.

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13 December, 2015

Historic Climate Change Deal Struck

Minister for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser welcomes the conclusion of a new global agreement at the Paris conference on climate change.

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9 December, 2015

Minister welcomes NZ-Korea FTA Entry-Into-Force

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed today’s announcement that the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement would enter into force on 20 December 2015.

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1 December, 2015

New Zealand to ratify Doha Amendment to Kyoto Protocol

New Zealand will ratify the Doha Amendment to the Kyoto Protocol, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today.

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24 November, 2015

Government begins review of ETS

The Government has begun its review of the Emissions Trading Scheme (NZ ETS) to assess its operation and effectiveness to 2020 and beyond, Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser announced today.

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12 November, 2015

Trade Minister welcomes dramatic growth in exports to Chinese Taipei

Trade Minister Tim Groser today released new statistics showing spectacular growth in New Zealand’s exports to Chinese Taipei since the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (ANZTEC) entered into force in December 2013.

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6 November, 2015

Groser welcomes formal intention of US to sign TPP

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed the announcement today by President Obama, under the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, as a crucial step towards signature of the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

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5 November, 2015

New Zealand releases TPP text

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the release of the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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5 November, 2015

TPP members release text of Agreement

Minister of Trade Tim Groser has announced that, on behalf of the twelve members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), New Zealand has released the text of the results of TPP negotiations in its capacity as Depositary of the Agreement.

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30 October, 2015

EU-NZ FTA has huge potential says Groser

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the announcement by Prime Minister Key and European Union leaders that both sides will embark on the next steps to enable negotiations on an EU-New Zealand FTA to begin as soon as possible.

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23 October, 2015

New Zealand opens diplomatic Mission to ASEAN in Jakarta and celebrates business links

The New Zealand Government has officially opened its diplomatic Mission to ASEAN in Jakarta, Indonesia. The Mission was opened by New Zealand’s Trade Minister, Tim Groser, who is visiting Indonesia this week.

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20 October, 2015

Groser to visit to Indonesia, Hong Kong and Europe

Trade and Climate Change Issues Minister Tim Groser departs today to Indonesia and Hong Kong for meetings with key ministerial counterparts.

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8 October, 2015

Further TPP information released

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the release of further information on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

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7 October, 2015

TPP - NZ’s biggest trade deal

On 6 October 2015, negotiations for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement were successfully concluded. TPP is New Zealand’s biggest ever free trade deal and will deliver significant benefits for our country.

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6 October, 2015

TPP delivers significant benefits for NZ

The Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement will deliver significant benefits to New Zealand and build on the hard-won gains from previous free trade agreements, Trade Minister Tim Groser says.

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30 September, 2015

New Zealand ratifies World Trade Organisation Trade Facilitation Agreement

Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced that New Zealand has formally accepted the World Trade Organization (WTO) Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA).

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25 September, 2015

Climate Change Minister to visit Australia and the United States

Trade Minister Tim Groser will travel to Australia and the United States important talks on international climate change and regional trade agreements.

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24 September, 2015

Minister welcomes passage of Korea FTA Bill

Trade Minister Tim Groser has welcomed the passing of the Tariff (Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea) Amendment Bill in Parliament today.

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15 September, 2015

Market Diversification key in BGA Exports

Strengthening key market relationships and diversifying into new markets is a major theme for the update of the Export Markets workstream of the Business Growth Agenda released by Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser in Auckland this morning.

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9 September, 2015

Better air services with Qatar welcomed

The Minister of Trade Tim Groser says the signing of an open skies air services agreement with Qatar will provide improved air links between our two countries and the wider countries of the Gulf.

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9 September, 2015

New Zealand Ambassador to Chair WTO Agriculture Negotiations

Trade Minister Tim Groser announced today that the members of the World Trade Organisation have appointed New Zealand’s WTO Ambassador, Vangelis Vitalis, as the new Chair of the WTO Doha Round agriculture negotiations.

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4 September, 2015

Trade Minister to co-chair UAE-New Zealand Joint Economic Commission

Trade Minister Tim Groser departs Saturday 5 September for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar, with meetings planned to strengthen the wider trade and economic relationship in both countries and to promote the finalisation of a free trade agreement with the Gulf states.

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21 August, 2015

Groser to Kuala Lumpur for regional trade talks

Trade Minister Tim Groser travels to Malaysia tonight for a series of meetings including the third Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting, the annual East Asia Summit Economic Ministers’ Meeting, and ASEAN Economic Ministers’ consultations with New Zealand and Australia.

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13 August, 2015

Global procurement deal takes effect today

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed New Zealand’s accession to the World Trade Organization’s Agreement on Government Procurement (GPA), which came into effect today.

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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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