Agriculture and Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor will be heavily involved with the APEC conference.

New Zealand will be in the virtual spotlight for the next 12 months as it hosts the APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation) conference.

The director-general of FAO has pledged to end child labour in agriculture.

The director-general of the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Qu Dongyu, has pledged to intensify efforts toward addressing child labour in agriculture through a dedicated work programme.

Trade Minister Damien O'Connor and Irish Ambassador Peter Ryan

New Zealand is looking to Ireland for support as it negotiates a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).

 
Britain and the EU will try and hammer out a deal before the end of the year - where a no deal is more than possible.

A former Irish Prime Minister says even if the UK and EU manage to work out a deal over Brexit it will be very limited and cause a lot of disruption.

 
Trade expert Stephen Jacobi says New Zealand should not be affected by Australia's disagreements with China.

A deepening trade spat between China and Australia shouldn’t impact New Zealand, according to trade analyst Stephen Jacobi.

New regulations in Australia around Crush Prevention Devices will see Honda quit selling ATVs in that market.

Honda Australia has signalled it will stop selling quads/ATVs in that country as the discussion about the effectiveness of Crush Prevention Devices (CPD’s) rages on.

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