Free Trade Agreements

15 May 18, 8:41am
By abandoning thoughtful policymaking, the US has failed to articulate anything resembling a credible national strategy. A trade war with China, which is already benefiting them at America's expense, is a case in point
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12 Mar 18, 5:09pm
The Opposition says Deputy Prime Minister Winston Peters’ increasingly pro-Russia rhetoric is making EU officials working on a free trade deal with New Zealand nervous, but the PM has backed Peters’ stance
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3 Nov 17, 3:39pm
BNZ's Tony Alexander describes new government's ban on foreigners buying houses as 'clever', and says it 'aligns NZ with the foreign buying policies of almost all other countries'
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31 Oct 17, 1:19pm
Cabinet set to discuss mechanisms for foreign house buyer ban, Ardern says; Parker hits out at previous National government over advice on ability to impose stamp duty on foreigners under Korean FTA
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16 Feb 17, 8:52am
William Rolleston sees the advent of argument dressed up as science but which abandons the principles of evidence, balance and context in order to persuade
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15 Feb 17, 12:10pm
Keith Woodford says that the search for new agri-food markets always leads back to China and the ASEAN nations, but there are also lots of opportunities elsewhere
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27 Oct 16, 8:20am
Allan Barber takes a look at how the value of meat products are shared between producer, processor, retailer and all intermediaries on the way
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9 Oct 16, 5:45pm
Even though we gain so much from open international trade, it is ironic some here are blind to these advantages. Allan Barber thinks the benefits should be celebrated here more
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3 Jul 16, 5:02am
Globalisation made most of the world richer, but those who missed out are now revolting. Bernard Hickey argues they need a new deal
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17 May 16, 10:43am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy looks at the balancing act of getting NZ exporters greater overseas access whilst also protecting NZ from imported biological threats
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9 May 16, 10:43am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy examines how the TPPA levels the playing field for foreign and domestic businesses competing for government contracts
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26 Apr 16, 1:02pm
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy notes that the TPPA makes no mention of 'climate change'. But it does contain other environmental safeguards
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21 Apr 16, 10:15am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy reviews how the TPPA will affect our State Owned Enterprises and state-owned monopolies, now, and if we wanted to build new ones, or sell some
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10 Apr 16, 3:11pm
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says that while the US pushed hard for tough intellectual property protections in the TPPA, the final Treaty text reveals a much more nuanced outcome
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31 Mar 16, 9:03am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says signatories to the TPPA will undoubtedly interpret the labyrinth of regulations in a manner that best suits them and the special interests to which they are beholden
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24 Mar 16, 8:07am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy says time will tell whether the TPPA will be the vanguard of workers’ rights that President Obama hopes it will be
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18 Mar 16, 5:00am
Ryan Greenaway-McGrevy probes what the Investor-State Dispute Settlement aspect of the TPPA really means
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19 Oct 15, 8:52am
The New Zealand Initiative’s Jason Krupp argues that councils should be debating TPPA
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11 Oct 15, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues the TPP's proponents should not be surprised by the ungrateful response, but that luckily, it was a bullet dodged rather than the free trade triumph
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6 Oct 15, 6:51pm
NZIER's John Ballingall says it is the long term impacts from the TPP that will matter more than the short-term gains
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