Groser - Government may not seek bipartisan support for TPP
Groser - Government may not seek bipartisan support for
Climate Change and Trade
Minister Tim Groser on TV One’s Q+A programme this
Trade Minister Tim Groser won’t confirm
whether New Zealand will sign up to a Trans Pacific trade
deal without zero tariffs on dairy.
“We will make
a considered and professional judgement at the end of the
day, but I'm not going to sit down here and start in public
declaring what's the bottom line for New Zealand.”
Minister Groser concedes hopes of getting zero tariffs
for our dairy products into the United States and Japan is
“There is absolutely resistance to this
and this is an end game negotiation. It's too early to make
this judgement. This always happens like this.”
To view Corin Dann’s full interview with Minister
Groser click on the link below.
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