Talks to form a Pacific-wide trade deal are coming down to the wire.
The 12-nations in the Trans Pacific Partnership have expressed confidence a deal could be done by the end of the year.
But the talks are controversial, and not just in New Zealand.
Insight talks to those for and against the deal in other nations. Are the benefits and concerns raised similar to the arguments here?
Can they be overcome?
Radio New Zealand’s Economics Correspondent, Patrick O’Meara, considers if any sort of agreement can be reached within the time-frame set out.
Here is a selection of interviews and features from Radio New Zealand's previous coverage of the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations:
26 Nov 2013
New analysis that shows the US is very isolated in the Trans Pacific Partnership trade talks. There is also a surprising lack of solidarity between some countries you'd expect to be closely aligned… Audio
Sir Graeme Harrison, the founder and chair of ANZCO Foods and the chair of the NZ International Business Forum, and Bill Rosenberg, CTU Economist and Director of Policy. Audio
The Trans Pacific Partnership: the dairy industry's hopes for opening up the US market, since the Prime Minister has made that one of two conditions for a "good" TPP, preserving Pharmac. Audio
New Zealand is to host a new round of talks on the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP). The talks are between the US, New Zealand and nine other countries of the Asia-Pacific Rim. Wayne… Audio
Susan Chalmers from the non-profit organisation InternetNZ talks about possible changes the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement could bring to NZ copyright law, with a focus on the arts and creative… Audio
7 Aug 2011
Julian Robins investigates the Government's push for a Trans Pacific Partnership deal involving the United States. Audio