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CPTPP – Not a moment too soon, says Business Forum

CPTPP – Not a moment too soon, says Business Forum

Issued by the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF).  24 January 2017 – The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) expressed delight and relief that negotiators meeting in Tokyo had concluded negotiations for a Comprehensive and Progressive...

Business Forum welcomes new look TPP

Business Forum welcomes new look TPP

Issued by the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF).  11 November 2017 - The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) congratulates Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern, Trade Minister David Parker and their officials on concluding an agreement with eleven...

Progress towards TPP 11 welcomed

Progress towards TPP 11 welcomed

Issued by New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF). 17 August 2017 - News that the New Zealand Cabinet has approved a negotiating mandate for the Trans Pacific Partnership Eleven (TPP11) has been welcomed by the NZ International Business Forum. “The approval...

NZ-Pacific Alliance – Game On, says Business Forum

NZ-Pacific Alliance – Game On, says Business Forum

“Great potential for increased trade and a welcome sign of commitment to open markets,” is how New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) Executive Director Stephen Jacobi describes new trade negotiations between New Zealand and the ‘Pacific Alliance’ group of...

TPP needed now more than ever

TPP needed now more than ever

News from Hanoi that the eleven remaining members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have decided to work towards bringing the agreement into effect is very positive, says the NZ International Business Forum. “With rising protectionism now a real risk to the...

Business Forum welcomes Ratification of TPP

Business Forum welcomes Ratification of TPP

The NZ International Business Forum welcomes the New Zealand Government's decision to complete the ratification process for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). "As one of the leading advocates for the TPP, we are pleased to see the Government take this next step”...

Business Forum welcomes Trade Strategy for Uncertain times

Business Forum welcomes Trade Strategy for Uncertain times

The New Zealand International Business Forum congratulates Prime Minister Bill English and Trade Minister Todd McClay on the release of an ambitious, new trade strategy accompanied by an additional $91 million funding for trade-related initiatives. “The environment...

Return to Trade Bipartisanship Welcomed

Return to Trade Bipartisanship Welcomed

Issued by NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) 22 November, 2016 - Business leaders have reacted positively to news that Trade Minister McClay has invited Opposition MPs to join him on trade missions to Europe and Iran. “This is a welcome return to bipartisanship...

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