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The NZ-US Council strongly endorses TPP

Press Release – NZUS Council The New Zealand United States Council strongly supports the ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the select committee examination of the Agreement. 7 April 2016 The NZ-US Council strongly endorses TPP The New Zealand – United States Council strongly supports the ratification of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) at the select committee examination of the Agreement. “The TPP creates a more level playing field. It gives New Zealand greater access to the US economy. This is in the interests of our exporters and of New Zealand,” NZ-US Council Executive Director Ms Cooper Clarke says. “Since its inception, the NZ-US Council has been promoting the strategic importance of a strong, mutually beneficial NZ-US relationship and encouraging deeper trade and investment connections between the two countries. “A key priority for the NZ-US Council has been a free trade agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the USA, the world’s largest consumer market. “We are delighted that New Zealand will achieve this objective through the Trans Pacific Partnership. This will be the first time that New Zealand and the USA have entered into an FTA relationship. “The USA is already a significant trading partner for New Zealand but there is much scope to expand the economic relationship. The TPP will enrich and enhance the NZ-US relationship, encouraging more trade, investment and innovation.” Joining the TPP will...

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NZUS Council welcomes the appointment of Hon. Tim Groser

Press Release – NZUS Council NZUS Council welcomes the appointment of Hon. Tim Groser as New Zealand Ambassador to the USANZUS Council welcomes the appointment of Hon. Tim Groser as New Zealand Ambassador to the USA The New Zealand United States Council has welcomed the appointment of Hon. Tim Groser as the next New Zealand Ambassador to the USA. NZUS Council Chairman Hon. Simon Power QSO said “Minister Groser has been an exceptional Trade Minister. He played a major role in achieving a successful conclusion to the Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations. This marks a major milestone in New Zealand’s relationship with the USA as it will be, in due course, the first time that the two countries have entered into a free trade agreement. Minister Groser’s appointment to the role of Ambassador will enable him to apply his vast trade policy experience and persuasive skills to the task of encouraging the US Congress to approve the TPP outcome to the benefit of both our economies”. “The NZ-US Council also wishes to acknowledge the terrific contribution of the outgoing Ambassador, Rt Hon Mike Moore. Under his watch over the last five and a half years the NZ-US relationship has continued to improve and it is now in excellent shape. The NZ-US relationship continues to be very well served by a succession of highly credentialed and influential Ambassadors”, said Simon Power....

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Research shows US remains critical trade partner

Press Release – NZUS Council In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries. 15 May 2013 Media release Research shows US remains critical trade partner – NZUS Council In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries. The United States – New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum will take place on 19-21 May 2013 in Washington, D.C. Organised by the US NZ Council in association with the NZ US Council, this is the fifth time the Partnership Forum will have convened. “The Forum occurs during a fascinating stage for New Zealand’s relationship with the United States, particularly with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) entering what we hope will be its closing negotiating phase,” said NZUS Council Executive Director, Stephen Jacobi, who is currently in Washington. The NZIER research which analyses the significant economic and trade relations between New Zealand and the United States was commissioned by the NZ US Council to brief New Zealand delegates at the Forum. “The research shows that New Zealand and the United States have a broad economic relationship that covers trade in goods, services,...

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Research: US Remains Critical Trade Partner – NZUS Council

Press Release – NZUS Council In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries.Research Shows US Remains Critical Trade Partner – NZUS Council In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries. The United States – New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum will take place on 19-21 May 2013 in Washington, D.C.  Organised by the US NZ Council in association with the NZ US Council, this is the fifth time the Partnership Forum will have convened. “The Forum occurs during a fascinating stage for New Zealand’s relationship with the United States, particularly with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) entering what we hope will be its closing negotiating phase,” said NZUS Council Executive Director, Stephen Jacobi, who is currently in Washington. The NZIER research which analyses the significant economic and trade relations between New Zealand and the United States was commissioned by the NZ US Council to brief New Zealand delegates at the Forum. “The research shows that New Zealand and the United States have a broad economic relationship that covers trade in goods, services, including digital and IT services, people-to-people...

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Research shows US remains critical trade partner

Press Release – NZUS Council In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries. The United States – New Zealand …15 May 2013 Research shows US remains critical trade partner – NZUS Council In the lead-up to a high-level meeting of political, business and community leaders from New Zealand and the United States, research released today highlights the strong economic and trade bonds between the two countries. The United States – New Zealand Pacific Partnership Forum will take place on 19-21 May 2013 in Washington, D.C. Organised by the US NZ Council in association with the NZ US Council, this is the fifth time the Partnership Forum will have convened. “The Forum occurs during a fascinating stage for New Zealand’s relationship with the United States, particularly with the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP) entering what we hope will be its closing negotiating phase,” said NZUS Council Executive Director, Stephen Jacobi, who is currently in Washington. The NZIER research which analyses the significant economic and trade relations between New Zealand and the United States was commissioned by the NZ US Council to brief New Zealand delegates at the Forum. “The research shows that New Zealand and the United States have a broad economic relationship that covers...

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