The proceedings are being filed under the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), the first of its kind.
“Our priority is to ensure that New Zealand exporters have meaningful access to the benefits negotiated under CPTPP, and that all parties fulfil the commitments they have made to each other under the agreement,” O’Connor said.
New Zealand exporters are estimated to lose an estimated $68 million (US$43 million) under the Canadian quotas over the first two years before increasing year-on-year.
“New Zealand has an excellent relationship with Canada, who are one of our closest partners in the world,” O’Connor said.
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