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Friday 20 May 2022

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O’Connor heading to Bangkok for APEC meet 18th May 2022 /

O’Connor heading to Bangkok for APEC meet

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.


NZ takes on Canada after missing $68m worth of dairy access 13th May 2022

NZ takes on Canada after missing $68m worth of dairy access

The government has started dispute settlement proceedings against Canada regarding its implementation of dairy tariff rate quotas (TRQs) under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership. Trade and Export MORE »


NZ, Singapore launch supply chain group, strengthen food, agri partnerships 20th April 2022 /

NZ, Singapore launch supply chain group, strengthen food, agri partnerships

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.


PM to lead Singapore, Japan trade mission 11th April 2022 /

PM to lead Singapore, Japan trade mission

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Singapore and Japan from 18-24 April.


New Russia tariffs could see vodka, fertiliser shortage 7th April 2022 /

New Russia tariffs could see vodka, fertiliser shortage

NZ shelves could run dry of vodka following the imposition of significant tariffs on Russian products.


Exporters applaud signing of NZ-UK FTA 1st March 2022 /

Exporters applaud signing of NZ-UK FTA

The deal, signed by Damien O’Connor in the UK overnight, will save NZ exporters $37m a year on tariffs.


Agri-tech on agenda for PM’s US trade visit 16th February 2022 /

Agri-tech on agenda for PM’s US trade visit

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.


Upgrade date set for NZ-China FTA 16th February 2022 /

Upgrade date set for NZ-China FTA

Upgrades to New Zealand’s free trade agreement with China will enter into force on 7 April.


“Great result” – food sector lauds NZ-UK FTA 22nd October 2021 /

“Great result” – food sector lauds NZ-UK FTA

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.


$1bn boost for NZ after securing ‘historic’ FTA with United Kingdom 21st October 2021 /

$1bn boost for NZ after securing ‘historic’ FTA with United Kingdom

The deal will eliminate tariffs on all NZ honey, wine, kiwifruit, onions, and a range of dairy and meat products.


UK free trade deal “making progress” – MFAT 8th September 2021

UK free trade deal “making progress” – MFAT

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.


Apples, wine, honey exports win in proposed UK free trade deal 24th August 2021 /

Apples, wine, honey exports win in proposed UK free trade deal

Apple wine and honey tariffs to be slashed, but no particulars yet for the red meat sector.


NZTE appoints first Pacific trade commissioner 9th August 2021 /

NZTE appoints first Pacific trade commissioner

New Zealand Trade and Enterprise has appointed David Dewar the first New Zealand Trade Commissioner to the Pacific, based in Fiji.


US F&B trade looks strong for year ahead – NZUS Council 25th June 2021 /

US F&B trade looks strong for year ahead – NZUS Council

The US is likely to remain the largest market for wine and beef exporters over the coming 12 months, according to NZUS Council.


First UK, next EU – could 2021 be a watershed year for food exporters? 21st June 2021

First UK, next EU – could 2021 be a watershed year for food exporters?

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.


APEC trade ministers pledge action on agri tariffs 8th June 2021

APEC trade ministers pledge action on agri tariffs

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.


O’Connor leads virtual trade mission to Japan 2nd June 2021

O’Connor leads virtual trade mission to Japan

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.


Nods from Queenstown to food standards, supply chain woes, secure trade lanes 1st June 2021 /

Nods from Queenstown to food standards, supply chain woes, secure trade lanes

Jacinda Ardern and Scott Morrison have concluded their meeting at the resort – was there anything in it for food and beverage?


As NZ backs Aus in China trade dispute, a warning for F&B from another sector 1st June 2021 /

As NZ backs Aus in China trade dispute, a warning for F&B from another sector

Can the country’s food exporters learn lessons from another sector heavily exposed to a single source of income?


PM to lead trade delegation to Aus, signals shift from low skilled migrants 14th May 2021 /

PM to lead trade delegation to Aus, signals shift from low skilled migrants

Prime minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Australia in early July.


Dairy lobbies for tariff free UK FTA 10th May 2021 /

Dairy lobbies for tariff free UK FTA

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand is calling for a trade deal with the UK which comprehensively removes agricultural tariffs.