Primary Sector

Exporters happy if trade deal cuts red tape

Brent Melville
Tue, 17 Nov 2020

Exporters happy if trade deal cuts red tape
Brent Melville
Tue, 17 Nov 2020
New Zealand exporters are optimistic about the likely benefits from the freshly minted regional comprehensive economic partnership, though at face value it’s difficult to see where the government’s claimed $2 billion GDP gain will come from.The trade deal was signed off over the weekend by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and the new Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor after eight years of on-again off-again negotiations. Work started under John Key's government in 2012 with the aim of cutting red tape in dea...

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