Radio NZ | 25 October 2018
NZ first country to ratify PACER Plus trade deal
Trade Minister David Parker said New Zealand yesterday ratified the PACER Plus agreement.
He said the other ten signatories showed clear momentum towards ratification at a recent meeting.
He said his government’s goal was to bring the agreement into force by next year.
Yesterday, a report by the Pacific Network on Globalisation said Pacific Island signatories to PACER Plus will lose more than $US60 million each year under the deal.