21 Apr 2017

PACER Plus about development as much as trade

From , 5:05 am on 21 April 2017

The New Zealand trade minister Todd McClay says the Pacific regional trade agreement PACER Plus is as much about development as it is about trade.

Eight years of negotiations concluded in Australia yesterday with 14 countries due to sign the deal in Tonga in June.

Mr Mclay told Ben Robinson Drawbridge PACER Plus includes 55 million New Zealand dollars in aid for Pacific island countries to realise their export potential.

Todd McClay

Photo: RNZ / Claire Eastham-Farrelly