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New FTA Possibility for NZ

November 22, 2008 International FinanceNew Zealand Finance  No comments

Indications at the APEC summit show that Peru, Australia and America are looking to join the currently active New Zealand, Singapore, Chile and Brunei Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

According to an announcement made by the Chile Foreign Minister Alejandro Foxley, made on the 21st of November at a meeting of trade ministers at the APEC summit, Australia and Peru are currently looking to join the four country FTA in its next round of expansions. A similar announcement was made in regards to the United States in September.

Currently, New Zealand, Singapore, Chile and Brunei hold a free trade agreement, called the Trans Pacific Economic Partnership (although previously named the P4). It was signed in 2005 and came into force 28th of May 2006...

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John Key to Attend APEC Summit

November 19, 2008 International FinanceNew Zealand Finance  No comments

Prime Minister John Key is set to attend the APEC meeting in Lima, Per? on the 19th and 20th of November.

The Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation (APEC) is most likely going to be based around the current economic situation of the world and the possible responses of all countries involved in the meeting. If the recently finished G20 summit is any indication, the economic situation will be the primary talking point.

The meeting is attended by 20 world leaders, and over 3600 delegates. Figures show that the trade between APEC countries accounts for almost half of that in the world and nearly 60 percent of the world’s Gross Domestic Product.

John Key is scheduled to meet the Queen of England, and the British Prime minister after the APEC meeting.

The current APEC countries are Australia,...

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FTA with USA No Less Likely

November 17, 2008 New Zealand Finance  No comments

According to US-NZ Council president John Mullen, the newly elected Barack Obama can only be good news for a US-NZ Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

The visiting US-NZ Council president John Mullen was quoted as saying that Barack Obama does not wish to reverse any globalisation work done so far, and that the? situation would only be worse off if it were. He said that relations between the United States and New Zealand are at the highest point that they have been at in over a quarter of a century.

Some commentators even claim that New Zealand’s anti-nuclear stance will not be as much of a hindrance under Barack Obama as it was previously. The stance was often seen as one of the key disagreement points in previous negotiations with New Zealand.

Free Trade talks are scheduled to be held in Marc...

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