Tag: Export New Zealand

ExportNZ welcomes introduction of U.S. legislation

Press Release – Export New Zealand ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says the introduction of bipartisan legislation in Congress to re-establish Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) trade legislation that facilitates the negotiation and implementation of U.S. trade agreements …ExportNZ welcomes introduction of U.S. legislation to facilitate trade agreements ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says the introduction of bipartisan legislation in Congress to re-establish Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) – trade legislation that facilitates the negotiation and implementation of U.S. trade agreements – is welcome news. “There is still work to be done to pass this legislation, but this is an important step in that direction. We understand we are close to the final stages of the TPP negotiation. If the Obama Administration is able to receive TPA, it might be possible to resolve outstanding differences relatively quickly. “A conclusion to TPP will be good for New Zealand – particularly vis a vis the US, Canada, Mexico and Japan markets, where some competitors have FTAs and we don’t. It will also be good for the entire Asia Pacific region.” ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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What really happened at Auckland’s TPP talks

Press Release – Export New Zealand There was much media and protester interest in Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations that took place in Auckland from 3-12 December. What really happened? And what does this mean for the conclusion of negotiations? Find out here… As we …What really happened at Auckland’s TPP talks, export report sparks debate and more Message from the executive director There was much media and protester interest in Round 15 of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations that took place in Auckland from 3-12 December. What really happened? And what does this mean for the conclusion of negotiations? Find out here… As we draw to the end of 2012, I wish you a safe and happy holiday season, and look forward to working with you further to make 2013 a fantastic year for New Zealand exports. Catherine Beard 027 463 3212 or cbeard@exportnz.org.nz Our Export report sparks debate Great to see our “Lifting Export Performance” report authored by NZIER appearing in articles and speeches around the country and sparking debate. This is the sort of reaction we were hoping for. On example is this article that appeared in the NZ Herald. It focuses on the question of how to keep high performing firms in NZ. One of the other issues highlighted in the report that gained a lot of attention (such as this) is the population...

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Shipping costs, pathways to China, new VC funds and more…

Press Release – Export New Zealand Message from the executive director Shipping costs are a hot topic at the moment as many exporters are finding the rate rises being set across the board by all shipping lines to be hard to bear. We believe shipping lines should be able to cooperate on …Shipping costs, pathways to China, new VC funds and more… Message from the executive director Shipping costs are a hot topic at the moment as many exporters are finding the rate rises being set across the board by all shipping lines to be hard to bear. We believe shipping lines should be able to cooperate on route and slot sharing, but they should not be exempt from the Commerce Act when it comes to setting rates. We have made a submission on this which isn’t public yet, but in the meantime you can find out more about our views here. Catherine Beard 027 463 3212 or cbeard@exportnz.org.nz Trade Update As New Zealand begins negotiations seeking accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement, I look at the what opportunities this could open up for New Zealand exporters currently excluded from the Government procurement markets of some parties. I also look at the growing momentum behind a negotiation of what is being called the International Services Agreement (ISA). Our very own Phil O’Reilly represented New Zealand at a conference...

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Power of multilaterals

Press Release – Export New Zealand Mexico’s bid to enter TPP negotiations demonstrates the power of multilateral trade deals, says ExportNZ. Media release 20 June 2012 Power of multilaterals Mexico’s bid to enter TPP negotiations demonstrates the power of multilateral trade deals, says ExportNZ. The Trans Pacific Partnership started life as a relatively small agreement between four disparate countries – Brunei, Chile, Singapore and New Zealand – but is now the subject of negotiations with several major Pacific economies. ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard says the decision by those initial four countries to work towards an independent trade deal, because of the lack of progress of the Doha world trade negotiations, was a good call. “The TPP has now attracted Mexico, the world’s 14th largest economy, into the negotiations. “Significantly, this move has occurred with the full support of the US, another member of the TPP negotiations, and a country whose full membership of TPP would have major benefits for New Zealand. “Full credit to New Zealand’s trade negotiators for this milestone in their work on behalf of our exporters and economy,” Ms Beard said. ends Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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