TOKYO - Trade ministers of 16 countries that account for 30 per cent of global trade have re-affirmed their resolve for a regional trade deal that will benefit economies at different levels of development.
The New Zealand organic sector has grown 30 per cent or 10 per cent a year since 2015 to now be worth $600 million, buoyed along by consumers, here and globally, demanding natural, ethical products that are good for them and their families. The 2018 OANZ Organic Market Report, released today, shows retail sales of organic products are growing twice as fast as conventional products, up 8.8% to $245 million. While supermarket, grocery and specialty store organic sales are still small as a percentage of total sales, the findings show that Kiwi consumers are taking organic mainstream. Independent research…
European Union trade commissioner Cecilia Malmström says a trade deal with New Zealand is economically and strategically important for the massive European market in a world on the verge of a trade war reports Rebecca Howard for Newsroom.
After years of discussions, the European Union is officially launching trade deal negotiations with New Zealand. EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmström is headed to New Zealand this week, and spoke to Sam Sachdeva of Newsroom ahead of her visit about what the EU will get out of the deal - as well as the shaky state of international trade.