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10 February, 2016

Registrations open for TPP roadshows

Trade Minister Todd McClay announced today the Government will be running nation-wide roadshows on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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9 February, 2016

TPP presented for treaty examination

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced the commencement of Parliamentary treaty examination of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP), following signature of the Agreement on 4 February 2016. 

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7 February, 2016

McClay visits Europe to progress EU-NZ FTA

Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves for Europe this weekend for introductory meetings with counterparts in the EU and certain Member States, with a focus on progressing a European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement (EU-NZ FTA).

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4 February, 2016

Trans-Pacific Partnership signed in Auckland

Trade Minister Todd McClay today signed the Trans-Pacific Partnership on behalf of New Zealand, at a ceremony in Auckland.

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3 February, 2016

Speech to Viet Nam – New Zealand Business Forum on TPP

Your Excellency Minister Hoang, Excellencies, distinguished guests, members of the Vietnamese business community, ladies and gentlemen.

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28 January, 2016

Labour MPs’ support of TPP welcomed

Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed confirmation from Labour MPs Phil Goff and David Shearer that many in the Labour caucus have not strayed as far from their free trade roots as their leader would have New Zealand believe.

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26 January, 2016

New Zealand releases final TPP text

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced that New Zealand has released the legally verified TPP text, in its capacity as Depositary of the Agreement. 

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26 January, 2016

McClay releases TPP National Interest Analysis

Trade Minister Todd McClay today announced the early release of the National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).

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21 January, 2016

Trade Minister releases TPP signing date

Trade Minister Todd McClay can now confirm that the Government is planning to host the signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) in New Zealand on Thursday 4 February.

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21 January, 2016

Setting the record straight on TPP and Treaty

Trade Minister Todd McClay today released a new TPP factsheet outlining how TPP specifically recognises the Treaty of Waitangi, as well as other areas of significance for Māori including opportunities for Māori exporters.

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20 December, 2015

NZ-Korea FTA set to benefit NZ exporters

Trade Minister Todd McClay has today welcomed entry-into-force of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement.

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20 December, 2015

McClay says WTO agreement significant for NZ

Trade Minister Todd McClay welcomes agreement of the WTO Nairobi package reached at the 10th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya, and says the elimination of export subsidies is significant for New Zealand agriculture exporters.

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17 December, 2015

NZ calls for international action on fishing subsidies

New Zealand has led an international call for action to eliminate harmful fishing subsidies. Trade Minister Todd McClay, and a number of his colleagues from around the world, released a statement at the WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi.

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17 December, 2015

McClay welcomes new WTO IT Agreement

Trade Minister Todd McClay has welcomed the successful conclusion of negotiations on the expansion of the World Trade Organisation Information Technology Agreement (ITA) in Nairobi, Kenya.

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16 December, 2015

Call for submissions on NZ-EU FTA

Trade Minister, Todd McClay, today issued a call for public submissions on the proposed Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between New Zealand and the European Union (EU).

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11 December, 2015

McClay to attend 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi

Todd McClay will next week attend the 10th WTO Ministerial Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.

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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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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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27 October, 2015

McClay attends Pacific Trade Ministers Meeting

Associate Trade Minister Hon Todd McClay is travelling to the Cook Islands to attend the Pacific Islands Forum Trade Ministers Meeting this week.

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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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