TPP trade deal negotiations tied up next year - Moore

Last updated 05:00 12/11/2012

Relevant offers

Politics

John Key: Don't write Helen Clark off yet, after UN polling Nick Smith reveals he gargled paint stripper as mouthwash Reserve Bank mandate no longer cutting it - Labour Labour leader Andrew Little's New Plymouth billboard defaced by vandals Foreign Minister Murray McCully contracted Zika Veteran Taranaki regional councillor will not contest seat in upcoming election PM's department warned of Chinese trade threats, but didn't brief him Legal cannabis could collect $150 million a year but Bill English isn't pursuing it Failed leadership coup exposes more 'toxic culture' at Wellington City Council Tracy Watkins: Helen Clark's down but not out in the race to lead the UN

Ambassador to the US Mike Moore is confident Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal negotiations will be "tied up" by the end of next year – with another year to get it through Congress.

Officials are due in Auckland next month for the next round of talks.

Mr Moore told TVNZ's Q + A yesterday that the negotiations were "not easy for anyone". And he noted Congress had been "supportive" of trade deals with Colombia, Panama and Korea.

Ad Feedback

- Fairfax Media

Special offers
Opinion poll

Should the speed limit be raised to 110kmh on some roads?

Yes

No

Vote Result

Related story: 110kmh limit moves closer

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content