15th November 2023 Agriculture / Trade
Napier Port’s bottom line took a hit from Cyclone Gabrielle, although improved yields and a stronger cruise season helped boost revenue.
New Zealand has become the first country from the Oceania region to formally accept the World Trade Organisation Agreement on Fisheries Subsidies.
A trade ruling finds in favour of NZ, after dairy exporters miss out in an estimated $120m in revenue from the Canadian market.
The trade surplus with China was $2bn in the June 2023 quarter, according to figures released by Stats NZ.
New Zealand will start exploratory discussions on a Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement with the United Arab Emirates, Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor announced today.
Co-founder of Auckland-based FMCG brand incubator Red Shoots, Rhona Mackenzie, has been selected to attend the first all-women’s business delegation to Australia for the Mana Wahine Mission.
The Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum (ANZLF) says that after 40 years of the Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER), progress is required in some key areas.
Beneficiaries of New Zealand’s newly signed free trade agreement with the European Union have welcomed the deal, which will provide support through to the front line of food production.
Next weekend, Auckland will play host to international trade ministers as New Zealand hosts the 7th Commission Meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership.
Prime Minister Chris Hipkins will travel to Brussels to witness New Zealand signing the NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement before heading to Stockholm and the NATO Leaders’ Summit in Lithuania.
New Zealand Trade & Enterprise says the business delegation travelling with Prime Minister Chris Hipkins to China will have the dual aims of boosting the economy as well as New Zealand’s relationship with the Asian giant.
The Indo-Pacific Economic Framework Supply Chains agreement will help guard against disruption, says the Employers and Manufacturers Association.
National Party leader Christopher Luxon says a free trade agreement with India will be a major strategic priority for his government if it is elected in October.
But more frequent extreme weather events like Cyclone Gabrielle “could create a series of negative supply shocks”.
The government will host trade ministers from 10 Asia Pacific economies at a meeting of Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Commission members in Auckland on 15 – 16 July.
An upgraded ASEAN free trade agreement has been signed, streamlining customs procedures and providing commitments to support the flow of essential goods.
The Sustainable Trade Index, launched in Singapore overnight by the Hinrich Foundation and the International Institute for Management Development, ranks New Zealand first of 30 economies that undertake international trade in a manner that supports long-term global sustainable development.
New Zealand’s free trade agreement with the United Kingdom is now a step closer with the passing of two Bills, Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor says.
The government has requested the establishment of a panel to hear its dispute against Canada regarding the administration of dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
The Foreign Minister says an historic visit to Aotearoa New Zealand by the Indian Foreign Minister provides an opportunity to strengthen the relationship in areas like people to people exchanges and climate action.
Minister for Trade and Export Growth, Damien O’Connor is heading to Singapore this week for the sixth Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership commission meeting.
Minister of Trade and Export Growth and Minister of Agriculture Damien O’Connor is travelling in India and Indonesia for trade and agricultural meetings.
Food Safety Minister Meka Whaitiri will address the World Dairy Summit in New Delhi this week, the flagship event of the International Dairy Federation.
Taupō low carbon dairy processing business Miraka will host the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, during the minister’s first visit to Aotearoa New Zealand.
Free trade with the United Kingdom is a step closer with the United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement Legislation Bill having its first reading in parliament yesterday, Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor announced.
The strategic considerations behind the EU agreeing the NZ FTA demonstrate some of its current thinking about the direction of its global trade policy and its international ambitions, according to University of Canterbury’s Serena Kelly and Mathew Doidge.
A clutch of Aotearoa’s food and beverage companies are in the 31-strong delegation of businesses on a trade mission to Melbourne and Sydney this week, led by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern.
The trade mission will showcase Kiwi food and beverage in Melbourne and Sydney.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and UK leader Boris Johnson have agreed to a new fast-tracked customs process, which they say will benefit exporters accessing both markets.
The highly anticipated new free trade deal between New Zealand and the European Union has unlocked access for food and beverage exporters after negotiations went to the eleventh hour.
The small red meat quotas are a missed opportunity and will continue to constrain exporters, MIA says.
A trade agreement with the European Union must include commercially meaningful outcomes for New Zealand’s meat and dairy exporters, National’s Trade and Export Growth spokesperson Todd McClay says.
The United Kingdom Free Trade Agreement Legislation Bill has been introduced to the House.
Meat Industry Association chief executive Sirma Karapeeva and Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive Sam McIvor will be in Brussels this week as negotiations between the European Union and New Zealand for a Free Trade Agreement enter a critical stage.
Jacinda Ardern will leave this weekend to tout trade and tourism as NZ seeks to reconnect with overseas markets.
New Zealand cheesemakers have called on the government not to give in to the “demands of Eurocrats” which would strip them of the right to use common description terms like Feta, Parmesan, and Gruyere, as part of EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement negotiations.
An agreement aiming to reduce overfishing has been passed by the World Trade Organization after 164 countries spent five days negotiating deals.
Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is in Geneva for the World Trade Organisation Twelfth Ministerial Conference, where he will help progress New Zealand’s ongoing free trade agreement negotiations with the European Union.
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand is calling for the European Union to move beyond dairy market protectionism in its trade negotiation with New Zealand.
MIA and B+LNZ raise concerns that the EU’s rhetoric on ambition is not being matched in an agreement governing agricultural access.
Silver Fern Farms, Fonterra and Zespri are accompanying Jacinda Ardern, and she will attend a launch event in New York for NZ’s sustainable meat exports.
Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor is set to travel to Thailand this week to represent New Zealand at the annual APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting in Bangkok.
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A working group to help build resilience against current and future supply chain disruption has been announced as part of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s trade mission to Singapore.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April.
NZ shelves could run dry of vodka following the imposition of significant tariffs on Russian products.
The deal, signed by Damien O’Connor in the UK overnight, will save NZ exporters $37m a year on tariffs.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will undertake a trade visit to the United States in May focused on New Zealand’s high-technology export sectors, including agri-tech.
Upgrades to New Zealand’s free trade agreement with China will enter into force on 7 April.
Plaudits are rolling in for the government’s in-principle free trade agreement with the United Kingdom, which could result in a $1bn boost to GDP.
The deal will eliminate tariffs on all NZ honey, wine, kiwifruit, onions, and a range of dairy and meat products.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade has said it is making continued progress towards a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. A deal was meant to be concluded at the end of August.
Apple wine and honey tariffs to be slashed, but no particulars yet for the red meat sector.
New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has appointed David Dewar the first New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Pacific, based in Fiji.
The US is likely to remain the largest market for wine and beef exporters over the coming 12 months, according to NZUS Council.
New Zealand’s food exporters can expect a free trade agreement in principle with the UK in August and “substantive progress” on an EU deal by the end of the year, says trade and export growth minister Damien O’Connor.
The Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation ministers responsible for trade have acknowledged the need for action to address trade tariffs in the agricultural sector at the 12th World Trade Organisation ministerial conference.
Trade minister Damien O’Connor will lead a ‘virtual’ trade mission to Japan this week to promote New Zealand’s relationship with one of its largest trading partners.
Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?
Can the country’s food exporters learn lessons from another sector heavily exposed to a single source of income?
Prime minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Australia in early July.
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand is calling for a trade deal with the UK which comprehensively removes agricultural tariffs.