1 Jul 2022

Trade Minister on long awaited FTA

From Morning Report, 6:42 am on 1 July 2022

After Four years of negotiations New Zealand's trade delegation to Europe is walking away from Brussels with smiles today, after securing a long-awaited free-trade agreement with the EU.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula Von Der Leyen made the announcement in Brussels overnight.

It's estimated the trade deal will boost Kiwi exporter's revenue by almost $2-billion every year by the time it's fully implemented.

Trade Minister, Damien O'Connor, spoke to Corin Dann.