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2 April, 2014

NZTE to boost trade presence in China, S. America & Middle East

The Government is to boost NZTE's trade presence in China, South America and the Middle East to help more New Zealand firms break into these growing markets.

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2 April, 2014

New Zealand ranks fourth for enabling trade

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the release of a report by the World Economic Forum ranking New Zealand fourth in the world for enabling trade.

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22 March, 2014

Ministers leading agribusiness delegation to South America

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy are leading an agribusiness delegation to Chile and Colombia from 23-28 March.

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19 March, 2014

Address - China-New Zealand Dairy Exchange Centre signing ceremony and launch, Beijing

It is a pleasure to be in Beijing as part of the visit of New Zealand's Prime Minister, Rt Hon John Key, to China which includes meetings with Premier Li Keqiang and President Xi Jinping.

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19 February, 2014

Minister to attend TPP ministers meeting

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Singapore to join Ministers from countries participating in the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) for the next round of negotiations.

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12 February, 2014

Address to APEC Business Advisory Council Business Leaders

I would first of all like to thank the NZ/China Council for providing this forum for business leaders here in Auckland for the APEC Business Advisory Council meetings.

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10 December, 2013

Minister welcomes progress on TPP negotiations

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the significant progress made during the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) Ministerial meetings in Singapore over the last four days.

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8 December, 2013

Minister welcomes conclusion of WTO Bali package

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomes the conclusion of the WTO Bali package reached at the 9th World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

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4 December, 2013

New Zealand calls for action on fisheries subsidies

Trade Minister Tim Groser has led a call at the WTO’s 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali for urgent action to protect global fish stocks. New Zealand has been coordinating a group of countries that includes Argentina, Australia, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Iceland, Norway, Pakistan, Peru and the United States.

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3 December, 2013

Minister welcomes resumption of trade negotiations with Korea

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed Korea’s decision to resume formal negotiations toward a free trade agreement, following a meeting today in Bali with his Korean counterpart, Minister of Trade Yoon Sang-jick.

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2 December, 2013

Minister to attend WTO Ministerial Conference

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for Bali Indonesia to attend the 9th World Trade Organisation Ministerial Conference running from 3-6 December.

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20 November, 2013

Minister welcomes ANZTEC entry into force

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed today’s announcement that the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu (Chinese Taipei) would enter into force on 1 December 2013.

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24 October, 2013

Trade Minister welcomes UAE counterpart

Trade Minister Tim Groser will host H.E Sultan bin Saeed Al Mansouri the Minister of Economy of the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for economic and trade talks in Wellington today.

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16 October, 2013

Address: China Business Summit

First, I would like to congratulate the Auckland Chamber of Commerce, NZ Inc and all the agencies and sponsors for putting this event together.

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27 September, 2013

Address to the National Press Club of Japan

Thank you for another opportunity to speak to the National Press Club of Japan.

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23 September, 2013

Groser to visit Japan and attend APEC in Indonesia

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart for Japan tomorrow before going on to the APEC Ministerial Meeting in Indonesia.

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11 September, 2013

Market recovery plan for whey protein incident affected businesses

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Minister for Primary Industries Nathan Guy today outlined an initial plan to reassert New Zealand’s reputation in key markets following the reported potential contamination of Fonterra-produced whey protein concentrate.

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28 August, 2013

Address to Wellington Chamber of Commerce

In the past few weeks, I have been part of a team focused overwhelmingly on the short-term management of the risks arising from a possible breach in our proud food safety record. It has been an extraordinary whole of Government response, involving many Ministers from the Prime Minister down, multiple agencies and working closely with a number of commercial players.

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17 August, 2013

Groser to visit Brunei for regional trade discussions

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart tomorrow for Brunei to participate in series of regional trade meetings.

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14 August, 2013

Update on Russia trade

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Nathan Guy say that officials are working closely with Russian authorities to provide the reassurance they need over New Zealand dairy products.

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8 August, 2013

Ministers underline continued efforts to deal with whey contamination

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy have underlined the continued efforts of the New Zealand Government to deal with the market effects of the possible contamination of some Fonterra dairy exports.

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3 August, 2013

New Zealand’s trading partners informed of contamination of food products

Trade Minister Tim Groser has today confirmed New Zealand is working closely with our trading partners to keep them informed of the potential contamination of some products, including follow-on infant formula, made from whey protein concentrate contaminated with the bacteria that causes botulism.

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10 July, 2013

Minister welcomes NZCIO/TECO signing

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed today the signature by the directors of the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office, and the Taiwan Economic and Cultural Office, of an Economic Cooperation Agreement.

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5 July, 2013

Minister to visit Washington and Poland

Minister of Trade and for Climate Change Issues Tim Groser will depart tomorrow for Washington to meet his new US counterpart, United States Trade Representative, Mike Froman.

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28 June, 2013

Address to Latin American Business Council

I returned recently from representing New Zealand at the Summit of the ‘Pacific Alliance’ in Colombia. We are now an official observer of the Pacific Alliance - along with Australia, Canada (Stephen Harper, the Canadian Prime Minister, was also present in Colombia) and a handful of other countries.

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27 June, 2013

New Agricultural Trade Envoy appointed

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy today announced the appointment of Mike Petersen to the position of New Zealand Special Agriculture Trade Envoy (SATE). t

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14 June, 2013

CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum

Trade Minister Tim Groser has announced that the third CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum will take place in Cairns, Australia, on 18 June.

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13 June, 2013

Address to New Zealand National Fieldays

This arresting phrase – ‘Agriculture: New Zealand’s Silicon Valley’ – is not mine. It is Sir Graeme Harrison’s and I can’t improve on it. Sir Graeme, you will recall, is the founder and Chairman of ANZCO Foods, one of New Zealand’s largest exporters.

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30 May, 2013

New NZTE board appointment

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today announced the appointment of Jennifer Kerr to the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Board.

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29 May, 2013


Je souhaiterais tout d’abord vous remercier vivement pour l’opportunité de m’adresser à vous. En guise d’introduction, je dirais que nous nous trouvons à un tournant particulièrement intéressant dans l’évolution du système commercial international. Littéralement parlant, il n’y a rien que nous puissions décrire comme neuf dans le système actuel. Les racines des tendances stratégiques clés que je vais essayer d’identifier ont été plantées il y a très, très longtemps. Cependant, je vais soutenir le point suivant : ces tendances s’accélèrent de façon si rapide que, d’un point de vue pratique, nous devons les regarder comme des faits nouveaux.

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