Colombia is the latest country to seek admission to the trans-Pacific trade pact, the CPTPP, which US President Donald Trump tried to kill off.
The CPTPP was signed in Santiago, Chile overnight.
1. 'Why didn't you tell us everything'
The Government has released the full text of the controversial CPTPP trade deal, along with a national interest analysis touting its importance in fighting growing protectionism around the world.
Trade and Export Growth Minister David Parker has attempted to win over critics of the revived Trans Pacific Partnership free trade deal at a public meeting, arguing the Government has kept its promise on five “bottom lines”.
In today's email we see how the new Government is progressing through its 100 day plan.
The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) has a lengthy name, and it was a lengthy process to get the rejigged deal across the line. What role did New Zealand play in convincing others to sign on, and what comes next?
1. NZ$ headwind building
1. Ticking off the to-do list
The Government’s plans to introduce a royalty on bottled water exports has hit a major stumbling block, with New Zealand’s chief trade negotiator for the TPP suggesting such a move would violate existing free trade deals.