Waitangi Tribunal’s Report on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement. An enquiry on content

Jan Rivers made this Official Information request to Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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From: Jan Rivers

Dear Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade,

A footnote in this report states:

The provision does not cover the ‘wholesale trade and retail of bottled mineral, aerated and natural water’ Ridings notes that the ‘processing and manufacturing’ of bottled water is covered, meaning ‘that you can take measures to limit the involvement of foreigners in bottled water production’ : transcript 4 1 2, pp 741–742

Given the news today that a tax cannot be applied to bottled water to be exported in part because of existing trade agreements can you please provide the MFAT evidence and advice on which Dr Penelope Ridings made this statement including any correspondence and reports discussing how this should be expressed and the basis that "processing and manufacturing" was at that time understood to create a legislative option preventing the involvement of foreigners in bottled water production.

Yours faithfully,

Jan Rivers

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Dear Jan Rivers

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Dear Jan Rivers

 

Please see the attached letter regarding your OIA request of 30 November
2017.

 

Kind regards,

 

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

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Dear Jan Rivers

 

Please see the attached letter and documents regarding your OIA request.
  Please note due to the size of the documents, we will be sending three
separate emails.

 

This is part 1 of 3.

 

 

Kind regards,

ESD

 

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

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Dear Jan Rivers

 

Please see the attached letter and documents regarding your OIA request.
  Please note due to the size of the documents, we will be sending three
separate emails.

 

This is part 2 of 3.

 

 

Kind regards,

ESD

 

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz | [3]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

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[UNCLASSIFIED]

Dear Jan Rivers

 

Please see the attached letter and documents regarding your OIA request.
  Please note due to the size of the documents, we will be sending three
separate emails.

 

This is part 3 of 3.

 

 

Kind regards,

ESD

 

 

Executive Services Division
New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade | Manatū Aorere

 

T +64 4 439 8000   E  [1][email address]  

 

[2]www.mfat.govt.nz | [3]www.safetravel.govt.nz

 

 

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