Ardern lays ground for defeat on TPP investor dispute clauses

Pattrick Smellie
Thu, 09 Nov 2017

By Pattrick Smellie in Da Nang Nov. 10 (BusinessDesk) - Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern arrived in Vietnam last night for talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership today, warning again that New Zealand had "come in very late" with its objections to investor state dispute settlement clauses that the new government would like to see dropped from the trade and investment pact. Trade ministers from the remaining 11 countries in the grouping of Asia-Pacific nations were meeting in Da Nang as Ardern arrived, saying the talks were "down to the wire"...

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