MFAT Stakeholder Meetings

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade recently held ‘stakeholder meetings’ between TPPA negotiators and interested parties. The meetings took place on the 3 July (Auckland), 4 July (Christchurch) and 5 July (Dunedin).

It’s Our Future has reports from the Auckland and Wellington meetings, which have been placed in the Resources section. As far as we can tell, there was no real difference between the content of the presentation, and in both Auckland and Wellington the concerns raised  by participants were similar.

The most interesting part of the meetings were the question and answer sessions, not because of the quality of the answers, but rather how-impressively tight-lipped the negotiators managed to stay on matters of national sovereignty!