Atlantic Eye: Kiwis, cows and kangaroos

LONDON, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- New Zealanders are informal, generous and pioneering, a spirit embodied by Edmund Hillary.
MARC S. ELLENBOGEN, UPI International Columnist

New agriculture chair faces Doha challenge

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 2 (UPI) -- The newly appointed chairman of the World Trade Organization agriculture committee is under pressure to push global agriculture talks in the Doha round.

New Zealand signs multilateral trade agreement

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, July 18 (UPI) -- New Zealand, Singapore, Chile and Brunei Monday signed the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership, a multilateral trade agreement.

New Zealand to WTO over Aussie apples

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, June 15 (UPI) -- Australia's continued ban on imports of New Zealand apples has driven Wellington to the World Trade Organization for relief.

New Zealand promotes its beef in Japan

TOKYO, April 4 (UPI) -- While U.S. beef imports are being scrutinized for safety in Japan, New Zealand is trying to take up the slack.

China action may restrict meat export

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Oct. 21 (UPI) -- China's decision to approve only four of 41 meat plants in New Zealand may hurt the country's $130 million meat trade with the Asian giant, says a report.

EU shuns FTA route with ASEAN

SINGAPORE, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- While Asian countries and the United States are launching free trade agreements right and left, but back-loading the more contentious regulatory barriers, the E

N. Zealand man may have mad cow disease

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, Aug. 8 (UPI) -- A New Zealand farm-worker is being tested for an illness stemming from mad cow disease Friday, the Wellington Dominion Post reported.

Anti-flatulence tax upsets NZ farmers

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, July 16 (UPI) -- New Zealand Federated Farmers held its annual conference this week in Auckland, with members upset over a new anti- flatulence tax.

Agriculture progress key for WTO new round

SINGAPORE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- Progress in negotiations on agriculture issues will have to be made before the next WTO Ministerial meeting, in two years time, if the overall negotiations are to move forward, trade ministers for Singapore and New Zealand said Tuesday.
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correspondent

FTAs still have role despite WTO round

SINGAPORE, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- While some argue Free-Trade Agreements, or FTAs, undermine the efficiency of the World Trade Organization, labelling them a "spaghetti bowl" approach to trade, other are praising bilateral deals as a way toward greater integration on a multinational scale
SONIA KOLESNIKOV, UPI Business Correspondent

James Robert Sutton, CNZM (born 7 November 1941), generally known as Jim Sutton, was a New Zealand politician from 1984 - 1990 and from 1993 - 2006. He has held a range of ministerial portfolios including Agriculture, Forestry, Rural Affairs, Biosecurity, and Trade Negotiations.

Sutton was born in Reading, Berkshire, England. He came to New Zealand while young, arriving in 1949. He attended high school in Timaru before becoming a farmer. Sutton is married, and has three children.

He has held a number of offices in Federated Farmers, a nation-wide agricultural association. He was also Director of Trustbank South Canterbury, chaired the New Zealand Aids Foundation, served as a board member of the Public Health Commission, and was Deputy Chair of both the New Zealand Lotteries Commission and Meridian Energy. His brother Bill Sutton has also been a Labour MP.

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