MEDIA RELEASE It’s Our Future Asia Pacific civil society rejects investor rights to sue governments in RCEP negotiations As Trade Ministers, including New Zealand’s Todd McClay, meet in Laos today (5th August), an unprecedented alliance of 95 civil society groups are calling for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) to exclude extreme forms of investor …
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is being negotiated in secret by 16 countries. A leaked copy of its investment chapter includes proposals to allow foreign investors to sue governments. 95 national and regional civil society organisations which cover all RCEP countriesstrongly urge RCEP countries to reject ISDS in the agreement.
Column – Gordon Campbell Has Act leader David Seymour got the easiest job in the world, or what? Roll out of bed, turn on the radio and hmmthere do seem to be a lot of problems out there in the world. Must think of something. And so it came to pass that this morning , …
Article – BusinessDesk April 21 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand trade officials have seen offers on terms for investment access for the first time from a number of Asian nations, including China, in negotiations for the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP).
Press Release – Office of the Clerk 1. ANDREW LITTLE (Leader of the Opposition) to the Prime Minister : What were the estimates given to him in his conversations with banks about the number of dairy farmers that are likely to go into receivership and leave the land?
Press Release – New Zealand Treasury Speech delivered in Auckland by the Secretary to the Treasury, Gabriel Makhlouf, 9 March 2016.
Article – BusinessDesk March 7 (BusinessDesk) – Five other countries have informally expressed interest in joining the Trans Pacific Partnership agreement once it has been ratified by the original 12 signatories, according to chief negotiator David Walker.