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NZ-UK trade: 'Let’s Make a Deal'

Tim Hurdle
Mon, 19 Apr 2021

A trade deal with the UK offers more than selling meat and butter to NZ.
Tim Hurdle
Mon, 19 Apr 2021
Negotiators will begin tomorrow on the second week of the fourth round of discussions on a free trade agreement between the United Kingdom and New Zealand. As has become familiar, this happens via video conference, not in a meeting room. Britain has some of the sharpest public servants in the world. They might have rounded Oxbridge vowels, but they can haggle like a cockney trader.Following the Brexit withdrawal from the European Union, the UK is building a web of agreements to replace dependence on the European Single Market.Formal d...

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