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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....

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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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Budget 2016: Maximising FTA implementation

Press Release – New Zealand Government The 2016 Budget invests an additional $4.6 million over four years into FTA (Free Trade Agreement) implementation.Hon Todd McClay Minister of Trade 1 June 2016 Media Statement Budget 2016: Maximising FTA implementation The 2016 Budget invests an additional $4.6 million over four years into FTA (Free Trade Agreement) implementation. Trade Minister Todd McClay says this new investment will support New Zealand businesses in extracting full value from New Zealand’s network of FTA Agreements. “New Zealand currently has FTAs with economies that account for more than half our trade. This will increase to 70 per cent once the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) enters into force. “New Zealand has scored high quality FTAs, but the benefits come from Kiwi businesses taking advantage of them. Ensuring businesses have the information and tools for this to happen requires ongoing, co-ordinated cross government FTA implementation work. “This new investment will support the development of new tools to help business understand and use FTAs. Our tariff finder, for example, has made it a lot easier for SMEs to identify the FTA that gives them the best competitive edge in their export markets. This new money will also help us get improved commitments in FTAs when these come up for review, such as in services, investment, and addressing non-tariff barriers that exporters face. “This is particularly important as new FTAs...

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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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Goldsmith to Japan for Nikkei Conference

Press Release – New Zealand Government Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to Japan this weekend to represent the Government at the 2016 Nikkei International Future of Asia Conference. Hon Paul Goldsmith Minister of Commerce and Consumer Affairs 27 May 2016 Media Statement Goldsmith to Japan for Nikkei Conference Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith will travel to Japan this weekend to represent the Government at the 2016 Nikkei International ‘Future of Asia’ Conference. “The theme of this year’s forum is ‘Rising to Global Challenges and Realising Asia’s Potential’,” says Mr Goldsmith. “I will address the conference on how we are working together to create greater economic integration through trade and business. I’ll touch on the regional significance of the signing of the TPP, as well as the Asia Region Funds Passport which opens up channels for international investment flows. “The conference brings together regional leaders in the public and private sector to discuss issues relevant to Asia-Pacific regional integration and the economy. The conference was established in 1995, and New Zealand has taken up an invitation to attend every year since 2011. While in Japan Mr Goldsmith will also meet with range of Japanese government representatives, including his Commerce and Consumer Affairs counterparts and other key financial sector stakeholders. “I am also looking forward to meeting with the Japanese Parliamentary Rugby Association. With the...

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