John Armstrong wrote a good piece in the Saturday NZ Herald on Key’s trip to Japan last week for APEC and talks on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP).
I would have missed it because was consumed with other matters, so thanks to Eddie at The Standard for your piece on it.
I first wrote about the TPP on Red Alert in May.
My interest is in NZ ensuring it doesn’t sell out our ability to control out intellectual property, particularly in the digital environment. New Zealand produced content is our economic edge. It’s also our identity.
I remain alert. And thanks for the funny bits in your piece John.
PS: The TPP is a grouping of nine countries – New Zealand, Brunei, Chile, Singapore, Peru, Vietnam, the United States, Australia and Malaysia - currently negotiating a free trade pact which would phase-down tariffs to zero in all sectors. Japan is thinking about joining up.