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Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released

Reading Time: 3 minutes Wellington/Sydney | Reuters — The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific’s fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signalling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the U.S. More than 20 provisions have been suspended or changed in the final […] Read more

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Trump wins support for possible WTO action on Canada dairy

Reading Time: 2 minutes Reuters – Australia and New Zealand dairy industry leaders say they would support moves by the United States to draw the World Trade Organization into a trade dispute with Canada, after President Donald Trump said existing rules were unfair. On a visit to the U.S. cheese-making state of Wisconsin on April 18, Trump said he […] Read more

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International dairy prices, volumes fall at auction

Reading Time: 2 minutes Wellington | Reuters –– International dairy prices fell overnight at the fortnightly GlobalDairyTrade auction, despite market expectations that prices might rise. Fonterra’s GlobalDairyTrade Price Index dipped 2.9 per cent, with an average selling price of $2,190 per tonne, in the auction held on Tuesday (all figures US$). A total of 20,406 tonnes was sold at […] Read more