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31 March, 2015

Wine and Spirit geographical registration coming

Trade Minister Tim Groser and Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith today announced that Government will implement the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act.

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23 March, 2015

Trade Minister welcomes signing of NZ-Korea FTA

Trade Minister Tim Groser today signed the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement with his Korean counterpart Yoon Sang-jick.

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13 March, 2015

Address to NZIBC India Business Summit, Auckland

As we have already heard today, New Zealand and India have much in common and we enjoy a long and warm relationship.

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13 March, 2015

McClay to travel to Singapore and Australia

Revenue, SOE and Associate Trade and Foreign Affairs Minister, Todd McClay will travel to Singapore and Australia from16-21 March to help foster ties and grow New Zealand’s technology sector.

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10 March, 2015

Criminal threat being taken seriously

The Government is taking a criminal threat to contaminate food products very seriously, and is reassuring parents that our infant and other formulas are safe and that extra testing and security measures have been implemented as a further safeguard.

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10 March, 2015

Better by Design celebrates 10 years

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay today welcomed the opening of the 2015 New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Better by Design CEO Summit.

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28 February, 2015

Trade Minister in China for FTA discussion

Trade Minister Tim Groser departs for China tonight to undertake a range of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) related meetings including discussions with his trade counterpart, Minister Gao Hucheng.

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27 February, 2015

2015 CER Ministerial meeting: Communique

New Zealand and Australian Ministers met in Auckland on 27 February 2015 for the annual Closer Economic Relations (CER) Ministerial Meeting. New Zealand’s delegation was led by Minister of Trade and Minister for Climate Change Issues, Hon Tim Groser.

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11 February, 2015

NZ signs education agreement with Qatar

Tertiary Education, Skills & Employment Minister, Steven Joyce, has welcomed the signing of an agreement to strengthen New Zealand’s education relationship with Qatar.

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5 February, 2015

McClay visits UAE, Saudi Arabia and Qatar

Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay leaves on Saturday for the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar where he will meet with a range of government and commercial representatives.

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19 January, 2015

Groser to visit Europe

Trade Minister Tim Groser will today depart for Europe to attend the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, including a meeting of Trade Ministers to discuss the WTO. He will then visit Brussels, Paris and Ankara.

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22 December, 2014

New Zealand-Korea FTA initialled

Trade Minister Tim Groser welcomed today’s initialling by Chief Negotiators of the Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea.

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5 December, 2014

McClay to visit United States

Associate Trade Minister Todd McClay will address the New Zealand Honorary Consul Conference of the Western USA and Hawaii in Los Angeles on Monday.

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1 December, 2014

One year anniversary of trade deal marked

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy and Trade Minister Tim Groser have welcomed the one year anniversary today of the Economic Cooperation Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC).

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20 November, 2014

Investment help for mid-range companies

A Government service to help businesses raise capital and accelerate their international growth is turning its focus to the investment needs and opportunities of highly innovative firms and mid-range companies valued at up to $25 million.

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20 November, 2014

New Zealand China television co-production agreement signed

New Zealand has achieved an important milestone with the first ever television co-production agreement being signed by any country with China, say Trade Minister Tim Groser and Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry.

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15 November, 2014

New Zealand-Korea FTA negotiations conclude

Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the announcement on the successful conclusion of negotiations with the Republic of Korea on a Free Trade Agreement.

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12 November, 2014

Minister witnesses $120 million deal to NZ company

Less than nine months after the Prime Minister witnessed the signing of a landmark MOU between Pacific Aerospace and Beijing Automotive Group, Trade Minister Tim Groser was present for the delivery of the first two of 53 aircraft as part of agreements worth $120 million to Hamilton-based company, Pacific Aerospace Limited (PAL).

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5 November, 2014

Groser to attend APEC Ministerial Meeting

Trade Minister Tim Groser will depart today for China to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) meeting of Ministers Responsible for Trade. Mr Groser will join trade ministers from 20 other APEC economies in Beijing from November 7-8.

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30 October, 2014

Green light for New Zealand to join WTO GPA

Economic Development Minister Steven Joyce and Trade Minister Tim Groser today welcomed the World Trade Organisation’s (WTO) decision on the terms for New Zealand’s accession to the WTO Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) in Geneva.

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24 October, 2014

Minister to attend TPP Ministers’ Meeting

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

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