Press Release – Business NZ

29 January 2016 Trade consensus may be over ExportNZ is concerned that the consensus between the main political parties on trade may be over. Previously New Zealand exporters could rely on the support of both main parties on trade, said ExportNZ …29 January 2016

Trade consensus may be over

ExportNZ is concerned that the consensus between the main political parties on trade may be over.

“Previously New Zealand exporters could rely on the support of both main parties on trade,” said ExportNZ Executive Director Catherine Beard.

“This has helped our exporters succeed in new markets and earn valuable revenue for New Zealand.

“Exporters are now feeling some dismay at the thought that our future trade prospects could be limited by political disagreement.

“It is hard to understand why Labour Party should support the China free trade agreement, but not the TPPA, when they are similar in all major respects,” Catherine Beard said.

“Labour’s position on the TPP is a step back for New Zealand’s export competitiveness.”

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