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NZ UK FTA “Inclusive Trade” Agenda Does Nothing To Redress Failed Free Trade Model

Tuesday, 1 March 2022, 8:57 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

“The Inclusive Trade agenda in the New Zealand United Kingdom free trade agreement (FTA) attempts to recover some of the credibility the Labour Government lost when it signed the unpopular CPTPP to rescue the even more unpopular TPPA”, says Auckland ... More >>

WTO Ministerial Shaping Up To Repeat The Power Politics Of COP 26

Wednesday, 17 November 2021, 8:59 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

“Hard on the heels of the political deal-making by major powers and corporate lobbyists at the Glasgow climate conference, similar manoevres are shaping the World Trade Organization’s (WTO) 12th Ministerial Conference scheduled for 29 November ... More >>

RCEP - A Wake Up Call To Rethink The Failed Hyperglobalisation Model

Monday, 16 November 2020, 8:26 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

“The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) that was signed virtually yesterday is a wake up call for the cheerleaders of hyperglobalisation: countries and their peoples have become wary and weary of these mega-free trade deals ”, ... More >>

Government Tone Deaf On Maori Views, Needs To Rethink Covid-19 Bill

Friday, 15 May 2020, 10:40 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The Government has largely carried people with it since the outbreak of Covid-19 and earned a high degree of trust and compliance. Of necessity, it has made things up as it went along. That, in turn, has raised questions of the legal powers it was ... More >>

Open Letter To Maori MPs Please Vote Against Covid-19 Public Response Bill

Wednesday, 13 May 2020, 11:10 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

Tena koutou. I am writing to you as Maori MPs with a plea to vote against the Covid-19 Public Response Bill, and at the very least refer it to select committee for scrutiny. There are so many problems with the Bill, but I want to focus specifically on Clause ... More >>

Is NZ about to accept investment disputes in RCEP?

Wednesday, 31 July 2019, 1:34 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

“Newly elected Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern called investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) in international trade and investment agreements ‘a dog’, and promised no ISDS in future agreements.” More >>

Why NZ must get rid of ISDS now

Saturday, 23 March 2019, 6:51 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Australia’s costs for tobacco case it won show why NZ must get rid of ISDS now More >>

NZ Joins Breakaway Push for WTO E-Commerce Rules

Sunday, 27 January 2019, 11:24 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

NZ Joins Breakaway Push for WTO E-Commerce Rules that Protect Google etc from Regulation “New Zealand has joined a breakaway group of around 70 countries who affirmed their intention to launch plurilateral negotiations on electronic commerce at the World ... More >>

New campaign for a 21th century trade agenda

Monday, 7 January 2019, 9:34 am | Professor Jane Kelsey

The website, launched today, heralds a new forward-looking campaign for a progressive 21st century trade agenda. More >>

Progressive alternatives needed as failed TPPA in force

Sunday, 30 December 2018, 7:38 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

‘The Labour-New Zealand First government will be hoping that New Zealanders have got short memories as it celebrates the entry into force of the rebranded Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement, minus the United States,’ says University of Auckland law ... More >>

Alternative trade strategy hui starts tomorrow

Thursday, 18 October 2018, 1:01 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Alternative trade strategy hui starts tomorrow, aims to set agenda for change A 2-day hui to explore what an alternative and progressive trade strategy should look like starts tomorrow morning at 9am at the Fale Pasifika at Auckland University, ... More >>

Key challenges of jobs, climate change on agenda

Sunday, 14 October 2018, 12:05 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

Key challenges of jobs, climate change on agenda at alternative trade strategy hui 19-20 October Discussions on trade strategy in New Zealand usually focus on market access for primary products. Yet today’s free trade agreements have 20-plus chapters ... More >>

Unions and NGOs announce Two-day hui

Tuesday, 25 September 2018, 3:43 pm | Professor Jane Kelsey

The call for real alternatives to controversial trade and investment treaties like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPPA) is being heard around the world. More >>

“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 >>