Wednesday, 05 June 2019 12:51

NZ producers cheesed off with EU

Trade expert Stephen Jacobi says he thinks New Zealand cheesemakers are rightly concerned about a European Union plan to protect the names of common cheeses.

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Wednesday, 29 May 2019 07:55

When is a gouda not a gouda?

Trade expert Stephen Jacobi says he thinks New Zealand cheesemakers are rightly concerned about a European Union plan to protect the names of common cheeses.

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The EU’s proposed restrictions on the use of geographical names in products could have implications for NZ exports to other regions – including China, a trade expert says.

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The ability of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to hear any New Zealand disputes arising out of Brexit could be under threat.

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Wednesday, 04 July 2018 07:55

Trading times get challenging

A trade expert has backed up comments by agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen, who says New Zealand is facing its most challenging time in trade in 30 years.

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Tuesday, 21 November 2017 14:55

Revamped TPP irons out bumps

The new revamped TPP agreement preserves the essential elements of the original agreement – particularly improved access to Japan, Canada and other markets – says New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) executive director Stephen Jacobi.

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Tuesday, 31 October 2017 12:55

TPP 11 deal still ‘very alive’

The possibility is still “very alive” that New Zealand will get on board the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement, says trade expert and consultant Stephen Jacobi.

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If we don’t get Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) through, we will be seriously ‘squeezed’ in the Japanese market, says trade expert Stephen Jacobi.

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Wednesday, 30 August 2017 10:55

Political consensus vital for TPP talks

The government and the Labour Party should reach a bipartisan consensus on how to roll out the current Trans Pacific Partnership process, says trade expert Stephen Jacobi.

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Thursday, 22 June 2017 08:55

More ag focus needed

The Government needs to ensure we get more agricultural trade with the European Union in any potential free trade agreement – but don’t expect completely free trade, says expert Stephen Jacobi.

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