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The TPPA is a wonderful opportunity

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce The TPPA is a wonderful opportunity for regional businesses of all types to grow and contribute to economic growth and employment, organisations representing businesses told a parliamentary select committee today.Wellington Chamber of Commerce Media Statement Thursday 14th April 2016 TPPA wonderful opportunity for regions, says business The TPPA is a wonderful opportunity for regional businesses of all types to grow and contribute to economic growth and employment, organisations representing businesses told a parliamentary select committee today. John Milford, Chief Executive of Wellington Chamber of Commerce and Business Central, and a Board member of the New Zealand Chambers of Commerce Inc, said business communities encouraged developments which sought to improve and maximise the business environment for New Zealanders. “To this end, the Trans-Pacific-Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is a development our organisation supports. “Much like existing trade agreements, it will provide the framework for businesses to increase their competitiveness in international markets, this time focusing on the whole Asia-Pacific region. “Kiwi businesses are opportunists, and the way they see it the TPP will ease existing barriers, open new doors for collaboration, ultimately improving successes and confidence. “If wholly implemented, it will give Kiwi businesses improved access to international markets and a better regulatory playing field to encourage collaborative trading relationships.” Mr Milford told the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee that the impacts of...

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TPP deal welcomed by Chamber

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce All New Zealanders should welcome the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. This is one of the most significant trade deals New Zealand has ever signed and we must see it exactly for what it is free …Tuesday 6th October 2015 TPP deal welcomed by Chamber All New Zealanders should welcome the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement, says Wellington Chamber of Commerce. “This is one of the most significant trade deals New Zealand has ever signed and we must see it exactly for what it is – free access for many of our products to growing markets,” says Chief Executive John Milford. “This is all about the net gain for New Zealand. “Obviously we didn’t get everything we wanted, but nor did anyone else. Apart from dairy this looks to be an excellent deal for New Zealand, and it is much more preferable to be in it than not. “As a trading nation we must look for such opportunities, and over time this has the potential to deliver huge benefits for our economy. “The TPP represents around 40% of the world’s GDP – and our businesses need equal access to those huge markets. “It will eliminate tariffs on 93 per cent of our exports to the United States, Japan, Canada, Mexico, and Peru. “It’s...

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Report addresses TPP investor-state dispute concerns

Press Release – Wellington Chamber Of Commerce Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes an ExportNZ report that finds the Trans Pacific Partnership would not allow foreign control over New Zealands law-making ability.Report addresses TPP investor-state dispute concerns, welcomed by Chamber Wellington Chamber of Commerce welcomes an ExportNZ report that finds the Trans Pacific Partnership would not allow foreign control over New Zealand’s law-making ability. Chief Executive John Milford says claims that New Zealand’s sovereignty would be at risk by investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) provisions in the yet-to-be-signed agreement have been at the centre of opposition to the agreement. “This report makes it clear that there is very little risk from investor disputes, and that such claims have been overstated, and I welcome that. “Those sorts of provisions are common to ensure investors are treated fairly when dealing with unpredictable governments, and New Zealand certainly does not fall into that category. “New Zealand will still be able to make laws as it sees fit. “Hopefully this report will silence some of the wild claims being made around the TPP, and we can look forward to further progress on it in the near future. “It’s an agreement that’s vital if New Zealand is to take advantage of the trade opportunities being presented by the rapidly growing markets of Asia and the Pacific.” ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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