Tag: International Trade

Joyce to promote education, science links in Japan and Korea

Press Release – New Zealand Government Minister for Economic Development 22 August 2016 Media Statement Joyce to promote education and science links in Japan and KoreaHon Steven Joyce Minister for Economic Development 22 August 2016 Media Statement Joyce to promote education and science links in Japan and Korea Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce leaves for Japan and Korea today for a four-day trip to advance New Zealand’s business, innovation and education interests and promote New Zealand as an investment destination. Mr Joyce will visit Tokyo, Seoul and Busan to meet with Japanese and Korean ministers, officials and business leaders. “Japan and Korea are huge economies and important partners for New Zealand – both feature in our top six export destinations,” Mr Joyce says. “With the Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement recently entering into force and Japan being an important member of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, there are many opportunities to build on our existing trade relationships. “Investment from both countries also makes a significant contribution to our economy – especially in regional New Zealand – and our exports. We need to grow those linkages further.” In addition to trade and investment links, Mr Joyce will also focus on education and science. “Japan and Korea are two of our largest origin countries for international students. I want to highlight that New Zealand is a safe, attractive, high-quality destination for Japanese...

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The Flagging TPPA: The US Election and Free Trade Politics

Opinion – Binoy Kampmark Being savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is lying somewhere between near death and miraculous survival. … The Flagging Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement: The US Election and Free Trade Politics Being savaged by Donald J. Trump on one side of the electoral aisle, and modestly beaten by the Democratic presumptive candidate, Hillary Clinton, the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement is lying somewhere between near death and miraculous survival. Those breathing life into that unfortunate beast remain politicians who...

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Fred Whata’s position statement opposing the TPPA

Press Release – Rotorua Te Arawa TPPA Action Group Position Statement of Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement and Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill.Position Statement of Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata opposing the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trade in Services Agreement and Te Ture Whenua Maori Bill. I, Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata swear: Ko Rangiatea toku kororia, toku rangatiratanga Ko Papatuanuku toku piringa, toku turangawaewae Pou ki te whenua No reira ahau My dominion my authority from Rangiatea My embrace my standing place upon Papatuanuku Intimately connected within the whenua Is who I am I am Te Uru O Te Whetu Frederick Whata of Ngati Pikiao of the Te Arawa waka. I am the Great Grandson of Hakarangi Wahanui and Ngahuka Reimana Te Poihipi. The Grandson of Whata Karaka Hakarangi and Irimako Te Hake Haimona. The Son of Akapita Peter Whata and Keti Warena Haimona I stand upon my Turangawaewae with authority and power in the truth from knowing, I have absolute Sovereignty. In my individual capacity as a sovereign, I state that the Trans- Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) has no bearing on me or my Turangawaewae. I hereby oppose the TPPA and state that no outside sources or bodies can undermine or usurp my individual sovereignty. I object to the ratification of the Trans-Pacific...

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Gordon Campbell on Labour’s housing policy, and TPP rewrites

Column – Gordon Campbell D riving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labours new housing policy launch. In Corstorphine and Kew came street after street of state housing built in a previous era by an effective government … Gordon Campbell on Labour’s housing policy, and TPP rewrites Driving round Dunedin South yesterday was an interesting place to be hearing the news of Labour’s new housing policy launch. In Corstorphine and Kew came street after street of state housing built in a previous era by an effective government response to housing need,...

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