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Two and a half cheers for RCEP !

Two and a half cheers for RCEP !

Two and a half cheers for RCEP! Is it still possible to conclude big new trade agreements? Ministers will meet in Beijing on this little known but very important trade deal. Read more here…

Why China Matters To New Zealand

Why China Matters To New Zealand

Why does China matter to New Zealand? Stephen Jacobi explains more about the importance and complexity of continuing to build a strong relationship with China, our largest trading partner.

What is RCEP?

What is RCEP?

The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) is a proposed free trade agreement (FTA) between the ten member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Fiona Cooper explains more here.

Feeling the ripples: The Trade War and the Farmers

Feeling the ripples: The Trade War and the Farmers

Agriculture has always been the poor cousin of global trade – only coming under the umbrella of WTO rules forty years after industrial goods, and even now still blighted by protectionism.  Its fate in the trade war is no exception, with disruption to global...

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