New Zealand High Commission Pretoria, South Africa
Mexico and Canada join Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations
New Zealand Minister of Trade, Hon Tim Groser, on behalf of the nine members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, has welcomed Canada and Mexico as new participants in negotiations to conclude a Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement.
Until Canada and Mexico joined this week, the existing nine members of the TPP were Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States of America and Viet Nam.
This week’s developments which add two new countries – Mexico and Canada – to the TPP, demonstrate how dynamic this negotiation process is,” says Mr Groser.
“Our vision for the TPP has always been to create a high-quality and comprehensive trade agreement which over time will act as a platform for wider Asia-Pacific trade liberalisation and economic integration"
The Minister's statements welcoming both new members, and commenting on the significance of the decisions to join, are available at: www.beehive.govt.nz/minister/tim-groser
Further background to the Trans-Pacific Partnership is available at: www.mfat.govt.nz/tpptalk