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Mexico and Canada join Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations
The New Zealand Minister of Trade Hon Tim Groser has issued statements welcoming Mexico and Canada into the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) as new participants.
The two countries join the existing nine TPP members (Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Malaysia, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Viet Nam). Given New Zealand’s acting role as the Depository of the TPP Agreement, Minister Groser made statements welcoming each new member on behalf of all existing TPP members, as well as on behalf of the New Zealand Government. All four statements are attached below for information.
New Zealand and Viet Nam continue to cooperate closely within the TPP negotiations.
For more information, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website contains a useful “TPP Talk” page which contains full background information and updates on the Trans-Pacific Partnership process.