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New Zealand

EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement has officially come into effect

May 10, 2024 / New Zealand
The EU-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement, which took effect on the 1st of May, is expected to increase trade between the two regions by 30%, creating new opportunities for businesses and consumers

EU and New Zealand conclude talks on free trade agreement

Jul 14, 2022 / European Union
The deal, to which negotiations started in June 2018, is the first one to integrate the EU's new approach of using trade to promote sustainable development

The world's largest trade agreement

Nov 20, 2020 / World
The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership was signed by China, Japan, South Korea, New Zealand and Australia, plus ten Southeast Asian economies, Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, Vietnam, Burma, Cambodia, Laos and Brunei

Tapestry stores continue closed in many locations but China re-opened

Apr 14, 2020 / United States
Tapestry has extended store closures in North America and Europe for an additional two weeks (through the 24th of April). Stores in China have re-opened

Nike closes several stores temporarily

Mar 16, 2020 / United States
The giant sportswear brand decided to close stores in several countries, including in the United States, Canada, Western Europe, Australia and New Zealand to limit the spread of the coronavirus

Rip Curl sold to Kathmandu

Oct 3, 2019 / New Zealand
The acquisition of Rip Curl by Kathmandu creates an Australasian based surfing and outdoor adventure lifestyle company offering a varied technical based product mix

Record profit for Kathmandu

Oct 23, 2018 / New Zealand
The New Zealand and Australia-based outdoor retailer announced its full year 2018 financial results. The company, which completed its acquisition of US-based Oboz Footwear in April 2018, experienced a record year

Allbirds to open first UK store

Oct 15, 2018 / United Kingdom
US–based footwear brand Allbirds, focusing on sustainable footwear, has signed for its first UK store in London’s Covent Garden, which will open later this month

Kathmandu focus on international expansion

Mar 21, 2018 / New Zealand
The outdoor equipment retailer has returned to international expansion with the acquisition of a US shoe wholesaler about three years after closing its unprofitable British stores

New Zealand’s view of the TPP

Jan 4, 2016 / New Zealand
Back in October the US and 11 Pacific countries have reached an agreement regarding the region’s largest trade deal in its history, the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)

Duncan Ingram, from the New Zealand Footwear Industry Association, live on World Footwear

May 12, 2015 / New Zealand
Aiming to get an updated view of the state of the footwear industry in New Zealand, we spoke to the sector's association

Duncan Ingram, from the New Zealand Footwear Industry Association, live on World Footwear

Sep 15, 2014 / New Zealand
Following the announcement of the most recent numbers of the country's footwear international trade we spoke to the sector's association

New Zealand imports increase in 2013 supported by the country’s economic growth

Apr 24, 2014 / New Zealand
New Zealand imports grew 2.5 % in volume and 2.1% in value and now reach 24 million pairs worthing 269 million USD
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