TPP Talk Column Live on MFAT Website

This week the Ministry of Foreign Affairs & Trade (MFAT) launched a new web column to open up the conversation around the Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade agreement negotiations.

The column will be written from the perspective of the New Zealand negotiating team to keep you up-to-date with developments in the TPP negotiations involving Australia, Brunei, Chile, Malaysia, Peru, Singapore, the United States, Vietnam and ourselves.

The MFAT team will highlight major pieces of commentary on TPP, including from critics.

Where they can, they will fill out the picture by providing commentary themselves and set the record straight on points of fact.

They will not be able to talk about other countries’ negotiating positions or release negotiating texts, but aim to provide fuller information on New Zealand’s approach and the reasons behind it.

This will complement what MFAT is already doing to engage with those who have a stake in the negotiation. They remain keen to get input from stakeholders as the negotiation moves forward. You can find out more about this in TPP Talk.

Read more at www.mfat.govt.nz/tpptalk

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