Pushing for a Pacific free trade area at Quito

Speech – New Zealand Labour Party Labours Economic Development Spokesperson David Clark has helped push for greater efforts to establish a Pacific free trade area at the 23rd Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Ecuador.

Voters Not Congress Should Decide TPP Trade Pact

Opinion – Stephen Crockett We need to slow the TPP (Trans Pacific Pact) approval process down until after the 2016 elections. After the final full terms are made public, the voters should decide this issue using our democratic electoral processes. We need this to be a campaign …

TISA text: US threat to privacy, civil rights, data security

Press Release – AFTINET Leaked US proposals in the Trade in the secret Services (TISA) negotiations include rules that would threaten privacy and civil rights protections for digital personal data Dr Patricia Ranald, Coordinator of the Australian Fair Trade and Investment …

Civil Society Groups call for release of secret TPP texts

Press Release – AFTINET As negotiators from Australia, the US, Japan and nine other Pacific Rim countries meet behind closed doors in Washington, we join 48 civil society groups from around the world to call for the release of the text before it is signed by governments. …

New Ambassador to Chile announced

Press Release – New Zealand Government New Ambassador to Chile announced Foreign Minister Murray McCully today announced diplomat Jacqui Caine as New Zealands next Ambassador to Chile. Chile is New Zealand’s longest standing friend in Latin America and there is growing commercial …

PM Post-Cabinet Press Conference – 17 November 2014

Article – The Scoop Team The Prime Minister met with reporters today to discuss: The governmental, independent and other departmental inquiries into the Philip Smith incident Roger Suttons resignation as Chief Executive of CERA owing to sexual harassment The APEC East …

Korea Free Trade Agreement better than nothing

Press Release – Federated Farmers New Zealands recently signed Free Trade Agreement with Korea is a positive step in freeing up our trade relations and represents an absolute bottom line for the quality of outcomes for further agreements.