Jacinda Ardern is flatly, 100% wrong when she says that most countries are now chasing multilateral trade deals like the TPP 11 deal she’s due to sign in Chile on March 8.
TPP countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory.
The question is not whether the original TPP will be changed – it will be by how much, depending on what extent of changes the signatories can abide.
David Parker needs to continue how he has started
For some people, words like ‘tax’ and ‘regulation’ and ‘government intervention’ are fighting talk.
On trade and foreign ownership, Peters is talking sense…
According to Todd McClay the European Union says it wants to conclude a FTA with NZ by the end of 2019. That timetable sounds unbelievably optimistic.
DHBs are under intense pressure to reduce deficits within a climate of chronic underfunding.
Naturally, Trump has framed his decision as a patriotic duty. Yet the withdrawal will do next to nothing to restore American jobs and communities.
English has not got the foggiest idea what benefits this deal stands to bring right now, in a month’s time, or by year’s end – much less longer term out until 2030.