Tag: Commerce

Consultation on patent terms extensions

Press Release – New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today the start of consultation on proposed regulations for the patent term extension provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill. Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 11 July 2016 Consultation on patent terms extensions Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith announced today the start of consultation on proposed regulations for the patent term extension provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement Amendment Bill. The Bill contains amendments to New Zealand legislation required to implement our obligations under the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement....

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India & NZ serious about expanding investment

Press Release – India New Zealand Business Council “India & NZ are serious about expanding investment opportunities, says John Key at INZBC Summit 2016.“India & NZ are serious about expanding investment opportunities”, says John Key at INZBC Summit 2016. Putting the FTA back in focus, the Prime Minister said that, “India is potentially a huge market and India New Zealand Business Council playing a very critical role from our point of view in terms of linking New Zealand, pretty small country at the bottom of the world with second most populous country in the world.” The Prime Minister revealed that he will be going to India in October this year, to push for FTA negotiations which we have been working on. “If we look at the numbers, we are currently doing 2.2 billion worth of two-way trade with India, it shows the potential of doing trade with India further if we get the agreement right. Although, Free trade agreement by itself doesn’t guarantee that we would get more business straightaway, but it does let us trade in each other’s market”. Key also noted that organisations like India New Zealand Business Council are important to make the pathways easier between the govt. of both the countries. “New Zealand can work on advancing the corporation with India to make sure those small farms can grow and become more productive. India’s long-term...

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Nikkei Conference: NZ’s Response to the Trade Challenge

Speech – New Zealand Government Nikkei Conference: New Zealands Response to the Trade Challenge Mr Chairman, thank you for your introduction and for the opportunity to be here today as the Government representative for New Zealand. Like everyone in this room, New Zealand has a stake …Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 30 May 2016 Speech Nikkei Conference: New Zealand’s Response to the Trade Challenge Mr Chairman, thank you for your introduction and for the opportunity to be here today as the Government representative for New Zealand. Like everyone in this room, New Zealand has a stake in the future of Asia. In the past half-century, we have transitioned successfully from being an exporter of farm products dependent on European markets, to being a more diverse economy increasingly integrated into the dynamic Asia-Pacific region. This transition would not have been possible without the growth and development of Asia over that period – in other words without the Asian miracle. Today, seven of our top ten markets are in Asia; we host over three-quarters of a million Asian visitors every year; and almost one in eight New Zealanders can claim Asia as a place of birth or ancestry. So the future of Asia is our future too. Japan was our first major economic partner in Asia and that relationship remains strong and important to this day. Today’s...

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PrintNZ Forum Speakers Enlighten Delegates

Press Release – PrintNZ New Zealand captains of industry Mike Hutcheson, Mike Pero and Kim Campbell shared significant business insight and interesting personal life experience during the PrintNZ Forum at SkyCity on May 13.PRINTNZ FORUM SPEAKERS ENLIGHTEN DELEGATES New Zealand captains of industry Mike Hutcheson, Mike Pero and Kim Campbell shared significant business insight and interesting personal life experience during the PrintNZ Forum at SkyCity on May 13. A full audience heard advertising/marketing guru and columnist Mike Hutcheson speak on innovation and marketing, entrepreneur Mike Pero on business success and Employers’ and Manufacturers’ Association chief executive Kim Campbell about business conditions and challenges. All three also touched upon their own involvements in the printing industry, in engaging addresses laced with humour. In an often history-laden presentation, Mr Hutcheson spoke of how “life was simple” for those like himself leading the advertising industry in the 1970s — a placement in The Listener and on television would essentially “get everyone”. Given the proliferation of mediums in the time since, Mr Hutcheson drew a comparison as to how modern air travel had changed but not ended sea travel and challenged the print industry to “go upmarket” — “some things you still want in print”. Noting that “everything changes, but everything stays the same”, he said human motivations were the same as they had always been — “you need to work out how...

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March Against Monsanto

Press Release – TPP Action Waikato March Against Monsanto (MAM)is a global form of action aimed at informing the public, calling into question the long term health risks of genetically modified foods and Roundup ready crops.Today Waikato people rally, at the Bunnings intersection Te Rapa …21 May March Against Monsanto (MAM)is a global form of action aimed at informing the public, calling into question the long term health risks of genetically modified foods and Roundup ready crops.Today Waikato people rally, at the Bunnings intersection Te Rapa 11am to show our distaste for Monsanto, the agribusiness giant. Historically they produced DDT and the infamous Agent Orange as did the other major GMO crop mother/ daughter companies (Bayer is in talks to buy Monsanto now).They including DuPont, Bayer, Dow, and BASF have contributed millions of dollars into the American Congress to see their vision of food control implemented in TPPa, TTIP and TISA. In TPPa negotiations our government did not consider our sovereignty by reserving the right to legislate in the public interest (as Australia did), GMO labelling will go from it’s voluntary position to none to fit in with the accord.Organic New Zealand says 83% of New Zealanders are in favour of GM labelling. Glyphosate is the active ingredient in their brand name Roundup and garden product names like Tui, Yates, and MacGregor. One of MAM’s goals is to see...

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