APEC head predicts TPP’s ratification

APEC head predicts TPP’s ratification
Radio New Zealand – 7 May 2015

APEC head and former Reserve Bank governor Alan Bollard says he thinks the controversial Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free-trade deal will be signed soon. The partnership involving 12 countries, including New Zealand and the United States, has been in negotiation for five years.

Dr Bollard, who is the executive director of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) secretariat in Singapore, said many of the difficult areas under negotiation had been worked through this year…more


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