The second round of free trade negotiations between New Zealand and the EU is underway in Wellington, with 31 European officials in the capital to make progress in a deal politicians say they’re keen to fast-track.
In a 90-minute public forum, the chief negotiators - Peter Berz for the EU and Martin Harvey of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - said there was a lot of commonality between the parties, but that agriculture is a sticking point.
Harvey said New Zealand’s size is something trade negotiators always have to deal with. Continue to read the full article > . .>