TPP trade deal negotiations tied up next year - Moore

Last updated 05:00 12/11/2012

Relevant offers

Politics

After John Key's resignation, who will be Helensville's new MP? Salvation Army says New Zealand's prison system is broken What will happen to Key's security detail? Two way race emerging for Nat leadership with Coleman English's biggest threat National's dilemma: Status quo or change? Health Minister, doctor, Shore boy; Is Jonathan Coleman also a political dark horse? Schadenfreude rules as Labour MPs take shots at National's leadership aspirants Navy careers promo used image of woman alleging sexual assault Bill English is the overwhelming favourite to replace John Key in our new poll Judith Collins, Bill English and Jonathan Coleman are in the race to be Prime Minister

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