As the NZ government is considering signing up to the TPPA next year it might be worth looking at the effects of trade deals already in place. Although the Australian Closer Economic Relationship (CER) agreement pre-dates the 10 year old China FTA has wrought the greatest recent change. We are advised by both major political […]
The New Zealanders involved in Brexit
Usually New Zealand is proud to own its overseas sons & daughters – sports people, business leaders, arts and culture sector successes and even one-time politicians – with endless media coverage, and the news arising from the visit last week of the UK’s Trade Secretary Liam Fox to New Zealand for trade talks for a […]
TPPA-11 negotiations: Not just about the housing speculators.
Corrected to restate the situation with respect to water management (21/11/2017) lines have been struck out and added below. On paper the new government’s policy on trade agreements is really pretty good. Free trade is needed, says the Labour Party, but must involve more consultation with more parties across society and address concerns about reining […]