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.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 20 June 2017 13:52

Brexit bumps

The outcome of the British election is not likely to have any major impact on New Zealand’s negotiations for a free trade agreement, says trade expert Stephen Jacobi.

Published in General News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 11:52

TPP Act sends important signal

Although it is in “cold storage” for now, there is always hope for the Trans Pacific Partnership, says trade expert Stephen Jacobi.

Published in General News
Thursday, 17 November 2016 08:55

Trade havoc under Trump?

US president-elect Donald Trump has the powers, delegated by Congress, to wreak havoc on international trade, says trade expert Stephen Jacobi.

Published in General News

As NZ’s largest export, dairy needs to be front and centre of the trade strategy refresh even as the government looks to address newer issues like services, investment and the digital economy.

Published in General News

Reports that China has threatened action against key exports such as dairy and kiwifruit if New Zealand investigated a complaint about Chinese steel imports are "completely overblown".

Published in General News
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 06:55

TPP a huge shift for agriculture

On February 4, at the TPP signing, the earth moved.

Published in Opinion

The fact that the World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference reached some agreement in Nairobi was both pleasing and relieving.

Published in General News
Tuesday, 15 December 2015 14:38

Eyes on WTO ministerial meeting

Much is at stake in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting getting underway in Nairobi.

Published in General News
Wednesday, 21 October 2015 09:26

TPP more than sum of its uneven parts

I was asked by a television channel to award a score out of 10 for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) recently concluded in Atlanta.

Published in Opinion
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