Category Archives: TPP – Trans Pacific Partnership

The search for new agri-food markets

The proposed 12-nation Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) is now well and truly dead.  The question is where do we go from here? We are hearing talk from various sources about possibilities for a ‘TPP minus Mr Trump’s USA’. But that … Continue reading

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Vietnam aligns with the West

Recently I have been working in Vietnam with colleagues from Hue University. After an absence of some eight years, it has been fascinating to see the changes that have occurred, both physical and attitudinal. There are many ‘Vietnams’. But the … Continue reading

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TPP – it’s time for a breather

[This post was first published at http://www.interest.co.nz on 6 August 2015] The failure to reach closure at the recent TPP negotiations in Hawaii may be a blessing for New Zealand. It may give some time for our negotiators to reflect … Continue reading

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The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) gets caught on American rocks

Last Friday (12 June) was a bad day for proponents of the twelve-country Trans Pacific Partnership. To the surprise of many, the American House of Representatives has thwarted, at least temporarily, President Obama’s request for fast-track authority. Without that authority, … Continue reading

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Canada, dairy and the TPP

[This post was first published in the Fairfax NZ Sunday Star Times on 27 April 2014.] Canada and New Zealand are currently in serious negotiations as to future rules for the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP). In relation to dairy products, … Continue reading

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Dairy and the TPP

[ This post was first published in the New Zealand Sunday Star Times on 17 November 2013] It is often argued that New Zealand needs the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade agreement so it can gain access to the US dairy … Continue reading

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