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Shippers’ Council congratulates Government on TPP outcome

Press Release – New Zealand Shippers Council 6 October 2015 The Chairman of the New Zealand Shippers Council today congratulated Trade Minister Tim Groser and his negotiating team for achieving an outcome to the TPP negotiation in Atlanta. This outcome is substantially positive for New Zealand …Shippers’ Council congratulates Government on TPP outcome 6 October 2015 The Chairman of the New Zealand Shippers’ Council today congratulated Trade Minister Tim Groser and his negotiating team for achieving an outcome to the TPP negotiation in Atlanta. “This outcome is substantially positive for New Zealand exporters and importers. It could have been even better but we are delighted,” Mike Knowles said. “This outcome has taken many years hard work, most notably over the last few days in Atlanta. “Our membership comprises most of New Zealand’s largest traders. It is great that the playing field is leveled for us in some markets and new opportunities are created in others. This agreement will help ensure good trade growth for New Zealand. “The challenge will be to ensure that we have the port, airport, road, rail and coastal shipping infrastructure necessary to support this growth,” he said. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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All Strength to Groser’s Arm

Press Release – New Zealand Shippers Council All Strength to Grosers Arm 29 September 2015 The Shippers Council today welcomed media accounts suggesting increased flexibility from key players on dairy and other issues that caused the TPP negotiations to stall at Maui. The United States has called …All Strength to Groser’s Arm 29 September 2015 The Shippers’ Council today welcomed media accounts suggesting increased flexibility from key players on dairy and other issues that caused the TPP negotiations to stall at Maui. The United States has called a meeting of TPP Ministers on 1 and 2 October in Atlanta. “The Council represents the interests of most of the major New Zealand exporters. This negotiation with so many of New Zealand’s important export markets with whom we do not have FTA linkages (US, Canada, Japan, Mexico) is therefore of great interest to our members”, said Council Chairman Mike Knowles. “We realise that there is more work to be done to achieve an acceptable outcome for New Zealand on dairy and hope that officials and Ministers can reach agreement on such terms. “While negotiations on some dairy products are continuing it would seem that outcomes in other product areas could be very exciting for New Zealand. The Council is confident that the benefits of this negotiation will outweigh any negatives by a big margin. “The Council hopes that agreement can be...

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