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FTA with Korea Looming

January 26, 2009 International FinanceInternational TaxationNew Zealand FinanceNew Zealand Taxation  No comments

The possibility of a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between Korea and New Zealand is becoming a more realistic possibility with positive signs from both Governments giving positive indicators.

The New Zealand Government has called for submissions on the possibility of a FTA with Korea,
according to Trade Minister Tim Groser in a January 23rd press release. Further, the Korean Foreign Minister, Yu Myung-hwan visited New Zealand over the subsequent weekend. Talks regarding the FTA were scheduled for Sunday.

According to Mr Goser, Korea is the sixth largest trade partner for New Zealand. He also extolled the great benefits that would be found by both countries in today’s economic environment by embracing the FTA possibility...

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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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