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Talks today in Wellington between Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker and UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss continued discussions towards a future trade deal between the UK and New Zealand.  

New Zealand’s primary sector exports continue to surpass expectations with revenue up 8.7 per cent on the previous year, reaching a record $46.4 billion in the year ended June 2019.

Australian and New Zealand Ministers met in Auckland on 13 September 2019 to advance the Single Economic Market (SEM) agenda, building on the success of the Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Relations (CER) Trade Agreement.

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth and Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, heads to Thailand today to attend a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial meeting, as negotiations into the final stages.

Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth and Minister of Agriculture, Damien O’Connor, heads to Beijing tonight for a key ministerial meeting as negotiations for a Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) enter into the final stages.

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has held talks with UK International Trade Secretary Liz Truss in London to discuss a future trade deal between the UK and New Zealand. 

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has congratulated Samoa on their ratification of the Pacific Agreement on Closer Economic Relations Plus (PACER Plus).

Thank you for the opportunity to be among such a group of distinguished guests this afternoon. It’s a genuine pleasure to be in Dublin.

Minister for Trade and Export Growth and Minister for the Environment David Parker heads to Spain and Ireland next week for a series of meetings focused on world trade, sustainability issues and the EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement.

Address to the Otago Foreign Policy School, June 29 2019

Kia ora tātou

Sir Don McKinnon, Chair of the NZ China Council and Patron of the Latin America Business Council

Barbara Chapman has been appointed chair of the CEO Summit Committee for APEC 2021, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker announced today.

Minister of Agriculture, Minister for Food Safety, and Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O’Connor departed New Zealand last night to attend international forums, including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Conference in Rome.

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker has this evening wrapped up a series of meetings in Chile and Paris focused on defending and advancing New Zealand’s interests in open and rules-based trade in the Asia-Pacific and worldwide.

New Zealand will join Chile and Singapore in talks to establish new trade rules and best practice for the digital era.

Minister of Trade and Export Growth David Parker departs later this week for a series of meetings in Chile, Paris and Brussels focused on the outlook for world trade and the EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA). 

As we approach the middle of 2019 and the mid-point in this parliamentary term it seems appropriate to take stock of New Zealand’s trade policy. 

Tēnā koutou katoa. Da jia hao. Good morning distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen.

Thank you for this opportunity to speak at the China Business Summit.

The Minister for Trade and Export Growth, David Parker completes an official visit to China today, including talks with his ministerial counterparts in the trade and environment portfolios, taking yet another step in this Government’s work to deliver a modern, sustainable economy for New Zealanders.

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker will lead a delegation of business representatives to China next week to advance the economic relationship between China and New Zealand. 

Minister Parker – Speech to ANZ Capital Markets

Trade Policy in Turbulent Times

January trade statistics show that the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is already delivering benefits to New Zealand, Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker said today. 

Minister for Trade and Export Growth David Parker heads to Mexico this weekend for a series of meetings aimed at strengthening trade links with the Latin American nation.

Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has welcomed the appointment of Ambassador David Walker to chair the WTO’s Dispute Settlement Body (DSB).