NZ, the US and trade liberalisation: don't panic! NZIER Insight 14
March 24, 2010
If one was to believe some of the recent media articles in New Zealand, it would be easy to think that we’re completely mad to be negotiating a free trade agreement with the US. We beg to differ. While no trade deal will keep everyone happy, and some difficult trade-offs will be required to seal the deal, New Zealand won’t accept a deal that makes us worse off. This note takes a pragmatic look at the current negotiations with the US via the Trans-Pacific Partnership regional agreement.