Stephen Jacobi

Stephen Jacobi is Executive Director of the NZ International Business Forum (www.tradeworks.org.nz)

Politics
Nov 1, 2018

Where does the US vs China trade war leave New Zealand?

The two giants have very different economic dreams. Will our small nation have to pick sides?

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Business
Sep 10, 2018

Belt and Road doesn't mean anything to most of us. Here's why it really should

If we want to continue to build the relationship with China, we need to get serious about the initiative that defines the country's view of its place in the world

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Politics
Jan 25, 2018

Jacobi: The reborn TPP shows progressive trade policy has real currency

The revamped deal is now on track for sign-off in early March, and it deserves support by progressives and conservatives alike, argues Stephen Jacobi

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Politics
Aug 29, 2017

The TPP’s not dead – here’s why

The NZ election campaign coincides with a crunch time for the future of the Trans Pacific Partnership, argues Stephen Jacobi of the NZ International Business Forum.

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Politics
Jan 26, 2017

TPP RIP: what now for New Zealand trade policy?

When President Donald J Trump signed an executive order withdrawing the United States from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a number of New Zealand’s trade cards flew into the air – including a possible bilateral deal with “America first”. Trade advocate Stephen Jacobi reviews the options.

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Politics
Aug 16, 2016

The TPP needs an ambulance, but it’s not dead yet

Obama wants to get the trade deal through Congress during the lame duck session, but both Trump and Clinton are vocally opposed. It is too early, however, to declare the battle lost, argues trade advocate Stephen Jacobi

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