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29 September 2016

John Kerry warns TPP rebuff a ‘giant step backward’

US Secretary of State John Kerry has warned of grave consequences for America if the nation walks away from the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). | Read more

03 August 2016

Obama: Pulling up drawbridge on trade would hurt US workers

President Barack Obama found common cause with the leader of Singapore in the face of growing political headwinds against the Trans-Pacific Partnership, warning that to "pull up a drawbridge" on trade would only hurt the United States and its workers. | Read more

02 June 2016

Six years of export growth to United States

New Zealand's exports to the United States (US) increased for the sixth consecutive March year in 2016, Statistics New Zealand said today. This earned New Zealand $2.8 billion more in 2016 than in 2010. | Read more

21 April 2016

US officials heading to New Zealand for TPPA trade deal talks

American officials are heading to New Zealand to discuss the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement trade deal, sparking fears from critics that they could strong-arm the Government into further concessions. | Read more

12 April 2016

US agriculture groups urge Congress to pass TPP

Hundreds of agricultural groups in the United States have written to leaders in their government, urging the Trans-Pacific Partnership legislation to be passed during the current session of Congress. | Read more

02 February 2016

Business supports TPP

Business and export groups have written to the Prime Minister in support of the Trans Pacific Partnership. | Read more

06 October 2015

TPP deal gives limited win for NZ dairy, US gives way on drug patents

Twelve Pacific Rim nations have reached a deal on the controversial Trans-Pacific Partnership in the American city of Atlanta, ending more than five years of negotiations to create the largest trade and investment pact since the Uruguay Round of the GATT trade agreement 20 years ago. | Read more

05 October 2015

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement

Summary of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement from the Office of the United States Trade Representative | Read more

03 July 2015

US economist says TPP deal concerns likely to be unfounded

Leading American trade economist Professor Peter Petri is optimistic that the Trans Pacific Partnership will turn out to be less damaging to Pharmac than people fear | Read more

02 July 2015

TPP too big to fail, says visiting US trade deal specialist Petri

Too much political capital has been invested in the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal for it to fail at the final hurdle, says Peter Petri, a professor of international finance at Brandeis University and co-author of a study on the economic benefits of the TPP. | Read more

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