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Australia and New Zealand

(In Trade)
June 15, 2021

Australia hopes negotiations will lead to a regional agreement “so that America, Australia, Singapore, Japan and others can set the rules and standards in the region,” the ambassador said.


(Daily News)
April 29, 2021

As chair of the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum, New Zealand will be pushing involved countries for a “commitment” to reduce fossil fuel subsidies as a part of a focus on environmental sustainability, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said this week.


(Daily News)
April 22, 2021

The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation countries this year intend to expand the forum’s list of environmental goods that receive reduced tariff treatment, a top New Zealand trade official said this week, arguing the APEC push could be a “building block” for work on the issue at the World Trade Organization.


(In Trade)
March 26, 2021

A week of introductory discussions was slated to continue on Friday, USTR said.


(In Trade)
March 15, 2021

He was picked over Sweden’s Cecilia Malmström after the two emerged as the candidates with the widest support.


(Daily News)
February 09, 2021

A new U.S. administration focused on combating climate change provides an opportunity for international cooperation in shaping a global trade agenda that places greater emphasis on environmental concerns, European Union and New Zealand officials and a former Obama administration official said on Monday.


(Daily News)
January 13, 2021

European and Australian officials this week urged the incoming Biden administration to work with them in taking on China, including by reforming the World Trade Organization.


(In Trade)
December 22, 2020

Despite its ongoing criticism of Chinese trade practices, the Trump administration has been largely mum on the dispute.


(In Trade)
November 19, 2020

The 14 items include Australia’s rejection of Chinese investment projects for national security reasons and its decision to ban Huawei and ZTE from its 5G network.


(In Trade)
November 16, 2020

“Sell free trade as meaning jobs, and that’s what I used to do here … if you can get over the protectionist malarkey.”


(In Trade)
November 02, 2020

A new secretary-general will begin a five-year term in June 2021.


(Daily News)
July 29, 2020

Restrictions on vanadium imports will lead to severe supply disruptions because the U.S. industry relies almost exclusively on imports, several countries told the administration last week, instead urging Washington to boost coordination with key allies.


(Daily News)
March 13, 2020

World Trade Organization members largely praised Australia’s policies during the country’s trade policy review this week, with only a few small criticisms offered in the first test of the virtual meeting capabilities of the WTO amid the global COVID-19 outbreak.


(Daily News)
December 18, 2019

Senate Finance Committee members Tim Scott (SC) and James Lankford (OK) believe the U.S. should prioritize efforts to strike a bilateral deal with New Zealand next year, a subject Scott said he recently raised with U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer.


(In Trade)
October 25, 2019

“If you abdicate leadership you rarely get it back.”


(Daily News)
March 25, 2019

The U.S. and Australia have floated a three-tiered system of subsidy caps in World Trade Organization negotiations on fisheries subsidies, according to a proposal made public on Monday.


(In Trade)
October 18, 2018

Japan, Singapore and Mexico have already approved the deal and Vietnam and New Zealand are expected to later this year.


(Daily News)
August 20, 2018

The Trump administration's decision to exempt Australia from Section 232 quotas and tariffs on steel and aluminum hinges on constant U.S. monitoring of imports, Inside U.S. Trade has learned -- an arrangement some sources described as akin to a voluntary export restraint for Australia.


(In Trade)
June 13, 2018

“We are going to move quickly to introduce legislation before the House rises this summer.”


(In Trade)
June 04, 2018

Addressing WTO reform, fisheries subsidies, Section 232 tariffs, TPP and more.


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