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AmCham Disappointed Over Lamb Tariffs

AmCham, the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, today (Thur) expressed its disappointment at President Clinton's decision to impose lamb tariffs.

"It's obvious the President was influenced by New Zealand's strong lobbying despite intense political pressures at home," said AmCham's executive director Mike Hearn. "We've been spared the worst but anything that goes against the concept of free trade is disappointing."

Mr Hearn said that while an approach to WTO was inevitable it was important that the issue was not allowed to over-shadow other aspects of trade liberalisation which would stem from APEC and other on-going WTO negotiations.

ENDS... . MEDIA RELEASE FROM AMCHAM

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