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Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

By   /  August 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, Opposition News, PACER, Politics, TPPA, Trade, treaties  /  Comments Off on Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Fair and sustainable trade: A Green Party vision for New Zealand’s trading relationships Trade is a cornerstone of the New Zealand economy. It provides us with the things we want and need, and enables us to pay for those with exports that generate business opportunities […]

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Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

By   /  May 12, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Green Party, investor state dispute, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Ratifying the TPPA makes no sense The recent high-fiving between the government and agricultural exporters over ratification of the TPPA (Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement) is empty gesture politics in an election year. Ratification by New Zealand means nothing. New Zealand law changes are not implemented unless […]

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Free trade backers are simply out of touch

By   /  April 10, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, chartered accountants, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Fair trade, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Free trade backers are simply out of touch

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Free trade backers are simply out of touch Are the backers of free trade out of touch with public opinion? This was the question asked when the Chartered Accountants launched their Future of Trade study. I was astonished by the answer in a room of […]

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National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

By   /  March 24, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Economy, Work, & Welfare, export, Exporters, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, smart green economy, The Issues, TPPA, Trade, value add, World Trade Organization, WTO  /  Comments Off on National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National’s new trade agenda looks backwards not forwards Today’s announcement on trade by Bill English amounts to more of the same. More trade deals that will deliver increasingly modest benefits far in the future. This is a justification for their current approach, not a trade […]

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Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

By   /  February 16, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Bill English, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, ISDS, Malcolm Turnbull, Opposition News, Politics, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, USA  /  Comments Off on Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Bad Idea: TPPA without the USA News that Prime Minister Bill English is expected to try and resuscitate the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) when he meets with his Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull this weekend makes me question why English is intent on flogging this particular […]

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Re-think trade deals for a fair and clean economy

By   /  January 30, 2017  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Climate Change, Donald Trump, Economy, Work, & Welfare, EU, Fair trade, Free trade, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, NBR, Opposition News, Politics, Sierra Club, TISA, TPP, TPPA, Trade, trade agreements, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, TTIP, USA  /  Comments Off on Re-think trade deals for a fair and clean economy

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Re-think trade deals for a fair and clean economy Donald Trump didn’t kill the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA), popular opinion did. Trump – and Hillary Clinton for that matter – wouldn’t have campaigned against the TPPA if they didn’t think that would align them with […]

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From failure, opportunity beckons.

By   /  January 26, 2017  /  24/7 News, 36th Parallel Assessments, Analysis Assessment, Analysis-Reportage, Asia Pacific, Economics, Evening Report, External Powers, Foreign Affairs, Intelligence, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, Paul G Buchanan, Peoples Republic of China, Region, Security, TPPA, Trend Forecasting, United States of America  /  Comments Off on From failure, opportunity beckons.

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Analysis syndicated by 36th Parallel Assessments – Headline: From failure, opportunity beckons. The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, a multinational trade and investment accord involving eleven Pacific Rim countries other than the US, is seen as a blow to hopes for a freer flow of goods and […]

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TPP Still On? No Way: Is Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political own goal?

By   /  January 23, 2017  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, Legal issues, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, NZ Politics, Pacific Region, Pacific,, TPP, TPPA  /  Comments Off on TPP Still On? No Way: Is Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political own goal?

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Image: US Trade. Source: Professor Jane Kelsey Prime Minister Bill English has suggested a TPPA without the USA could still be alive. Bill English’s Plan B for TPPA a political ‘own goal’ in election year ‘The idea from Prime Minister Bill English that New Zealand and […]

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RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes

By   /  December 9, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Environment & Resource Management, Fair trade, Free trade, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, RCEP, Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership, The Issues, Todd McClay, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement  /  Comments Off on RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: RCEP trade deal risks repeating TPPA mistakes The lesson from the demise of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) should have been that it is time to re-think this type of so-called trade agreement. But despite warnings from internationally-recognised experts, there are more secretive “trade” negotiations […]

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National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

By   /  November 30, 2016  /  24/7 News, deregulation, Economy, Work, & Welfare, exports, Global Affairs, Green Party, ISDS, MFAT, Opposition News, Politics, refresh, Regulation, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: National slow to learn new trade lessons post TPPA Yesterday, the Minister for Trade misused economic data in order to try to make the case for more so-called ‘trade agreements’ like the TPPA which are actually deregulatory straitjackets in disguise. In welcoming a Ministry of […]

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Indonesia proposes ‘ASEAN-Pacific axis’ alternative to TPP and Chinese initiative

By   /  November 28, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, APR, Asia Pacific, Asia Pacific Report, Asia Report, Business, Evening Report, Featured, Free trade, Indonesia, MIL NZ OSI, MIL OSI, New Zealand, Pacific Media Centre, PMC Reportage, Reports, TPP, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Indonesia proposes ‘ASEAN-Pacific axis’ alternative to TPP and Chinese initiative

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz One of the many rallies in the United States against TPP. Image: Occupy By Haeril Halim Indonesia has proposed the setting up of a new trade bloc that could counterbalance the dominance of the United States and China. The US dominated the APEC forum in Lima, Peru, last […]

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Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill

By   /  November 11, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Free Trade Agreement, Green Party, interception, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Parliament, Politics, Speech, The Issues, TISA, TPP, TPPA, Trade, trade agreement  /  Comments Off on Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill Barry Coates’ speech on the final reading of the TPPA Amendment Bill, 10 November 2016. Tēnā koe, Mr Assistant Speaker. I rise to talk on the third reading of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement […]

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The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Donald Trump, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Election 2016, Green Party, ISDS, Opposition News, Politics, President Trump, Society & Culture, TPP, TPPA, Trade, Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, Trump  /  Comments Off on The TPPA is dead – what next for trade?

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The TPPA is dead – what next for trade? Top of the “to do” list for incoming President Trump (it will take a while to get used to writing that) are changes to trade policy. Number one is rejection of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). […]

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Jane Kelsey: Key concedes TPPA is dead for now, needs to withdraw implementing legislation

By   /  November 10, 2016  /  24/7 News, Analysis-Reportage, Economics, Editor's Picks, Evening Report, Lead, MIL NZ OSI, Opinion, Politics, Professor Jane Kelsey, TPP, TPPA, Trans Pacific Partnership  /  Comments Off on Jane Kelsey: Key concedes TPPA is dead for now, needs to withdraw implementing legislation

MIL Analysis+Reportage – EveningReport.NZ The Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement. Image: US Trade. Opinion by University of Auckland law Professor Jane Kelsey Professor Jane Kelsey Professor Jane Kelsey. While opponents of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) will welcome its likely demise, we would prefer our governments had rejected the deal as bad for their peoples. Instead, it […]

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The TPPA Hikoi

By   /  November 5, 2016  /  24/7 News, Barry Coates, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPPA  /  Comments Off on The TPPA Hikoi

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: The TPPA Hikoi On Thursday we welcomed Rachel Thomas and her children, Tema, Pita and Jai, along with a large group of supporters from Christchurch, to Parliament as part of their hikoi ‘It’s Our Children’s Future. I had the pleasure of hosting the hikoi on […]

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Calling time on Trojan horse treaties

By   /  November 3, 2016  /  24/7 News, Economy, Work, & Welfare, Green Party, Justice & Democracy, Opposition News, Politics, TISA, TPPA, Trade  /  Comments Off on Calling time on Trojan horse treaties

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Calling time on Trojan horse treaties This post first appeared on The Daily Blog – October 26, 2016 If you’re concerned about the TPPA, there is even worse to come. TiSA is a new trade deal that would leave citizens powerless to set the rules […]

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Stopping the TPPA – it ain’t over!

By   /  October 31, 2016  /  24/7 News, Global Affairs, Green Party, Opposition News, Politics, TPPA, Trade, trade agreement  /  Comments Off on Stopping the TPPA – it ain’t over!

MIL OSI – Source: Green Party – Press Release/Statement Headline: Stopping the TPPA – it ain’t over! This week, the National Government took another step towards adopting the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). But it is far from a done deal. The TPPA might be stopped in the US – both Presidential candidates oppose it. But […]

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