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“Trade For All” consultation lacks credibility

Monday, 6 August 2018, 8:03 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

“Trade For All” consultation lacks credibility while negotiations on old model continue ‘The “Trade for All” consultation announced by the Prime Minister today is predictably underwhelming and lacks credibility’, says University of Auckland ... More >>

“Trade for All” in the EU NZ FTA Offers No New Direction

Thursday, 21 June 2018, 6:29 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As negotiations begin on the first free trade agreement that this Government has not inherited from National, Trade Minister David Parker will count his blessings that he can share the stage with the seemingly benign European Union’, says University ... More >>

Which of Labour’s trade policies will the PM pursue

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 6:28 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘As the Prime Minister heads to Europe, with the proposed trade deals with the European Union and Britain at the top of her agenda, which of Labour’s trade policies she is going to pursue?’, asks Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey. More >>

Govt must tell NZers if the TPPA-11 is its bottom line

Friday, 13 April 2018, 10:37 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Trump talks of re-joining TPPA, Government must tell NZers if the TPPA-11 is its bottom line More >>

Shane Jones’ AirNZ demands would breach the TPPA

Friday, 23 March 2018, 9:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘Shane Jones has been an ardent supporter of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA). His latest interventions on Air New Zealand confirm my suspicions that he has no idea what restrictions it places on what New Zealand governments can do’, ... More >>

Capitulation in TPPA-11 raises fears of more to come

Saturday, 10 March 2018, 10:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The so-called Joint Declaration on Inclusive and Progressive Trade, released by New Zealand, Canada and Chile alongside the signing of the resurrected Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA-11), comes across as a desperate attempt to put a gloss ... More >>

Open letter to Trade Minister David Parker from Jane Kelsey

Friday, 2 March 2018, 11:52 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Thank you for your invitation to join you in Chile on 8th March, at my own expense, for the signing of the resurrected Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement that your own party in Opposition said was seriously flawed. More >>

US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should for TPPA

Thursday, 22 February 2018, 11:58 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

US and Canada to drop ISDS from NAFTA. NZ should insist on the same for TPPA-11 Canada and the US are set to agree on withdrawing the controversial investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism from the North American Free Trade Agreement ... More >>

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin

Wednesday, 21 February 2018, 5:03 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

TPPA-11 National Interest Analysis is recycled spin, Labour squanders opportunity for real change ‘The revised National Interest Analysis (NIA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement minus the US (TPPA-11), released today, layers new spin onto ... More >>

Will Labour let Waitangi Tribunal complete TPPA inquiry

Tuesday, 6 February 2018, 5:27 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Will Labour let the Waitangi Tribunal complete the TPPA inquiry? Labour promised at Waitangi that it will be accountable to Maori. That promise faces a major test next week, as the Crown responds in the Waitangi Tribunal’s inquiry on the Trans-Pacific ... More >>

Trump says US might rejoin if the TPPA gives it more

Friday, 26 January 2018, 11:15 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Speaking to CBNC at the World Economic Forum in Davos yesterday, US President Trump reiterated his view that the original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) was a “horrible deal”, but said “I would do TPP if we were able to make a substantially ... More >>

Labour/NZF must explain how Canada secured changes to TPPA

Wednesday, 24 January 2018, 10:10 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Overnight in Japan the remaining eleven governments have concluded the ‘revised’ but essentially unchanged Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA-11), now called the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans Pacific Partnership. The signing ... More >>

NZ On the Wrong Side at WTO Ministerial Meeting in Argentina

Thursday, 14 December 2017, 10:20 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ On the Wrong Side of the Only Outcomes From WTO Ministerial Meeting in Argentina More >>

Gender ‘pinkwashing’ at the WTO bodes ill

Wednesday, 13 December 2017, 8:30 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘“Inclusion” is the buzzword on the lips of trade ministers at this week’s World Trade Organization ministerial conference in Buenos Aires, as they seek to rescue an international regime and its peak organization from a deepening crisis ... More >>

Why is Labour supporting investment rules in WTO?

Monday, 11 December 2017, 1:33 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

If Labour wants to ‘tame globalised capital’ why is it supporting investment rules in WTO? More >>

Parker asked to intervene as WTO cancels NGO registrations

Thursday, 30 November 2017, 3:26 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘I’ve written to Trade Minister David Parker this morning asking him to intervene urgently over the sudden and bizarre de-registration of representatives of prominent NGOs who had been accredited to attend the World Trade Organization ministerial conference ... More >>

First Test of ISDS in Future Deals @ Tomorrow’s RCEP Meeting

Monday, 13 November 2017, 10:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Tomorrow’s RCEP Meeting the First Test for Labour & NZ First on ISDS in Future Deals More >>

Labour’s TPPA-11 spin omits inconvenient details

Sunday, 12 November 2017, 11:13 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Labour’s TPPA-11 spin omits inconvenient details ‘Having agreed to the National government’s original Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with some aspects suspended pending a possible US re-entry, the new government has begun to spin its achievements, ... More >>

Time for consultation and review

Saturday, 11 November 2017, 3:58 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Auckland University law professor Jane Kelsey is ‘disappointed, but not surprised’ that the Labour government has endorsed the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, with the suspension of a limited range of items, at the ministerial and leaders’ ... More >>

Japan’s brinkmanship, claims TPPA deal

Friday, 10 November 2017, 8:31 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The worst kind of brinkmanship is evident in Japan’s determination to salvage the US-driven Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement and its own political capital as leaders prepare to meet in Da Nang, Vietnam today’, said University of Auckland ... More >>

 

 

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