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Who wins if we get a free trade with the U.S?

Monday, 29 September 2008, 4:02 pm | Bill Rosenberg

As we have learned from the China FTA, we would be foolish to listen uncritically to the promises already being made for a trade deal with the US. The US drives a hard bargain. More >>

Bill Rosenberg: WTO (Hong Kong) Wrap Up - Part Two

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 3:57 pm | Bill Rosenberg

If you believe that the WTO is mainly about agriculture, you’re in good company, but wrong. For New Zealand and a relative handful of other big agricultural exporters, access to rich countries’ agricultural markets is important. But only about 15% of ... More >>

Bill Rosenberg: WTO (Hong Kong) Wrap Up - Part One

Thursday, 9 February 2006, 3:51 pm | Bill Rosenberg

The official line from the WTO’s Director-General Pascal Lamy is that the 6th WTO Ministerial conference in Hong Kong, was a modest success, and that its scant results recognised that this is a “Development Round”, putting the developing countries to ... More >>

No Benefits For Workers In Free Trade Agreement

Thursday, 2 September 2004, 12:26 am | Bill Rosenberg

The New Zealand and Thai governments are negotiating a free trade agreement. They want to have the deal signed by November 2004 - regardless of the answers to the following questions: - Is it fair to workers? More >>

Myths Of MFAT Consultation And Expertise

Tuesday, 11 September 2001, 9:47 am | Bill Rosenberg

On 18 July, one of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s (MFAT’s) most senior officials, Deputy Secretary John Wood, spoke to local government leaders in Welling-ton on “Local Government and the Hong Kong-New Zealand Closer Economic Partner-ship” ... More >>

The Rise of the Sovereign Corporation

Wednesday, 30 May 2001, 8:45 am | Bill Rosenberg

The rise of the sovereign corporation: dangers of a new Hong Kong free trade agreement By Bill Rosenberg More >>

Sealord Sale: OIC Exposed

Wednesday, 1 November 2000, 9:52 am | Bill Rosenberg

In May 2000, no less than six applications were refused by the Overseas Investment Com-mission (OIC). Most details, other than that they were in the “Marine Fisheries” industry were suppressed. All turned out to be the applications of three unidentified ... More >>

Singapore Agreement: A Trojan Horse for investment

Thursday, 5 October 2000, 9:34 am | Bill Rosenberg

Asia 2000 head, Tim Groser, described the Singapore free trade agreement as a Trojan Horse for what he called “the real negotiating end-game: a possible new trade bloc encompassing all of South East Asia and Australia and NZ”[1]. The agreement is currently ... More >>

Implications Of Singapore Agreement

Monday, 25 September 2000, 1:42 pm | Bill Rosenberg

There are vital constitutional and policy implications in the controversy over the Sin-gapore free trade agreement (officially called a “Closer Economic Partnership” be-cause the words “free trade” have had a bad press lately). More >>

Policy Implications of the Singapore Agreement

Thursday, 21 September 2000, 9:04 am | Bill Rosenberg

There are vital constitutional and policy implications in the controversy over the Singapore free trade agreement (officially called a "Closer Economic Partnership" because the words "free trade" have had a bad press lately). More >>




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