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Tim Groser

Timothy John Groser (born 1950) is a current New Zealand politician and former diplomat. He was born in Perth, Scotland and came to New Zealand with ... More »Timothy John Groser (born 1950) is a current New Zealand politician and former diplomat. He was born in Perth, Scotland and came to New Zealand with his parents in 1958. After completing his education at Victoria University of Wellington he served as a policy adviser in a number of key Departments including Treasury, Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Prime Minister's Advisory Group under Muldoon. He was appointed New Zealands chief agricultural negotiator in the GATT Uruguay round before being promoted to Chief Negotiator midway through negotiations. Since then Groser has served as New Zealand's Ambassador to the World Trade Organization and as the WTO's chairman of agricultural negotiations. He was heavily involved in the Doha round of discussions. In 2005 Groser opted to leave the civil service and run for Parliament. He was selected to stand as a list-only candidate for the National Party in the 2005 elections. He was placed 13th on the list and as a result was... [ Wikipedia ]

Trans-Pacific trade ministers say progress made but issues remain

"While some issues remain, we have charted a path forward to resolve them"," said New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser, reading from a joint media release at the end of the meeting. "Market access" issues remain one of the main sticking points, the ministers said. Ministers involved in ...

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Obama's ambitious trade agenda hits Asian resistance

"I don't know if we are ever going to do this deal or not and if we are going to do it, whether the essential political bits will come together in the next few days, but it has the smell of reaching a moment of truth," said New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser. Some experts worry that a ...

New Zealand Failing in Climate Change Policy, Carbon Emissions to Rise 38%

Mr Young said Minister Tim Groser cannot hide the fact that New Zealand's carbon pollution will increase under the policies of the current government. The Generation Zero spokesman criticised the government and said it cannot hide behind creative accounting and rhetoric. New Zealand ...

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Obama absence felt as John Kerry represents US at Asia economic summit

" New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said an agreement by the end of the year is "doable" and would be the first time in decades that multiple countries have signed up to an agreement that aims to completely eliminate tariffs. Our editors' picks for the day's top news and commentary ...

Report shows need for climate agreement, says Groser (Newstalk ZB)

... PM PDT Auckland [ change ] Showers Max 21° Min 17° Report shows need for climate agreement, says Groser Michael Sergel, Newstalk ZB April 14, 2014, 7:57 am Climate Change Minister Tim Groser says a new UN report shows the need for a global agreement, for further reductions in greenhouse gas emissions...

John Roughan: Groser going for gold today

Singapore : Singapore | Dec 06, 2013 at 9:48 AM PST Trade Minister Tim Groser (left), with Prime Minister John Key [Unlink] at Trans-Pacific Partnership talks, could be set to deliver a good deal for New Zealand this weekend. Photo / AP Trade Minister Tim Groser is on the verge of ...

Tim Groser adamant Trans-Pacific Partnership good for NZ

Auckland : New Zealand | Sep 22, 2013 at 2:46 PM PDT Sunday 22 September, 2013 Trade Minister Tim Groser is adamant that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will be a good for the country. I am absolutely certain that this will be a great deal for New Zealand along the lines we're ...

No end in sight yet for Trans-Pacific trade pact

"Market access is in some respects the heart and soul of any trade agreement so until that's done, we don't have an agreement," New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser told a news conference after the talks. The U.S.-backed deal aims to cut tariffs and set common standards on other trade ...

Groser: TPP deal won't be ready this year

Singapore : Singapore | Feb 18, 2014 at 11:38 PM PST File photo / APN Trade Minister Tim Groser is buoyed by the possibility of success at Trans Pacific Partnership ministerial talks in Singapore but even if that happens, he says a deal would not be ready to present to Parliament this ...

Here's 10 things TPP critics do not want you to grasp

Auckland : New Zealand | Feb 13, 2014 at 8:53 AM PST Back in the day, when Trade Minister Tim Groser was just another diplomat assisting World Trade Organisation negotiations, he had to run a committee involving five big nations on a deadlocked issue. Applying the "dark arts of trade ...

Brian Fallow: Govt's TPP benefit figures in doubt

Trade Minister Tim Groser is a fan of the Peterson Institute. The economic benefits from the Trans Pacific Partnership, if it eventuates, are seriously overstated and may well be outweighed... FULL ARTICLE AT New Zealand Herald ...

Pacific trade talks fall short on environmental protection: groups

A spokeswoman for New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said the environment chapter would promote high standards of environmental protection and ministers would meet again soon. "Momentum is accelerating in the negotiation and the conclusion of a comprehensive, high quality, 21st ...

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Leak reveals ongoing TPP tussles

Salt Lake City : UT : USA | Jan 15, 2014 at 9:08 AM PST Critics say vaunted environmental chapter offers few gains to balance downsides of trade deal Trade Minister Tim Groser. Photo / APN Another leak of documents from inside the secret US-Pacific trade negotiations indicates continued ...

US-led Pacific trade pact misses 2013 deadline

Despite the failure to reach a deal, New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said momentum was accelerating and this was more important than meeting deadlines. "And as is always the case in life, the toughest political decisions will be taken at the end," he said...

CTU says Joyce's claim untrue

Mr Joyce made his claim in Parliament today while answering questions on behalf of Trade Minister Tim Groser... FULL ARTICLE AT New Zealand Herald ...

No Pacific trade pact this year, ministers to try again next month

"None of us have agreed on anything," Tim Groser, New Zealand's trade minister, told a news conference in Singapore on Tuesday at the end of a four-day meeting of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). However, he added: "The outline of a genuine 21st century agreement is coming into view ...

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Bali trade agreement cuts red tape for NZ exporters, says forum

Trade Minister Tim Groser said the WTO Bali package approved by 159 ministers in Indonesia yesterday was a "modest deal" with limited direct... FULL ARTICLE AT New Zealand Herald At a meeting in Bali, Indonesia, ministers from 159 member countries of the World Trade Organization reached ...

Electricity Sector Could Act to Reduce Carbon Pollution

Auckland : New Zealand | Sep 29, 2013 at 10:06 PM PDT Media release by the New Zealand Wind Energy Association 30 September 2013...Climate Change Minister Tim Groser believes New Zealand is doing its fair share, but Eric Pyle, CEO of the New Zealand Wind Energy Association suggests New ...

Fonterra products didn't have botulism bacteria after all, New Zealand tests show

New Zealand Trade Minister Tim Groser said the initial contamination scare based on Fonterra's initial test result was "an embarrassment" to New Zealand, whose reputation as a source of clean, safe food products was questioned by global consumers. Fonterra controls around a third of the ...

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