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Britain here we come!

Britain here we come!

We are excited about the Agreement in Principle (AiP) on a future free trade agreement with the...

QUEUING FOR CPTPP

QUEUING FOR CPTPP

Are latest announcements of intended memberships a shot in the arm for the Trans Pacific trade...

High Noon For The NZ/UK FTA

High Noon For The NZ/UK FTA

What are the prospects for a strong outcome from the NZ/UK FTA negotiation? We’ve said it before:...

Wanted! New FTA Partners

Wanted! New FTA Partners

New research commissioned by the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) identifies options for...

No BAU at the WTO

No BAU at the WTO

The World Trade Organisation has unanimously selected Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new...

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Submission to MFAT for CPTPP Review

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NZIBF’s Submission to MFAT for CPTPP review

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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The now widespread use of the term “Indo Pacific” to describe the region to which New Zealand belongs brings a risk of geographical confusion. Stephen Jacobi explores the term Indo Pacific for the TradeWorks blog.

NZ Herald: Turbulence in global trade

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Stephen Jacobi writes about turbulence in global trade, published by NZ Herald.

Address to World Affairs Forum, 22 August 2022

ADDRESS TO THE WORLD AFFAIRS FORUM AUCKLAND, 22 AUGUST 2022 STEPHEN JACOBI EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR NZ INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM TURBULENCE IN GLOBAL TRADE Thanks to Greg Thwaite for inviting me to speak to you this evening. It’s good to be back in the habit of meeting...

Trade and Climate Change: State of Play

TRADE AND CLIMATE CHANGE: STATE OF PLAY. A discussion paper prepared for the NZIBF by Adrian Macey, June 2022. Download here. Update: NZ-EU FTA The NZ-EU FTA has been finalised.  Article X.6 of the  trade and sustainable development chapter is on trade and...

THE NZ/EU FTA IS LIKE THE CURATE’S EGG

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It’s fair enough to claim that this FTA was the best deal that could be obtained in the circumstances and that continuing negotiations might have led to a worse or even no outcome.