A New Zealand based website reports Trans-Pacific Partnership talks are likely to get ugly before a deal is reached. Stuff.co.nz reports New Zealand ambassador to Japan, Mark Sinclair says it was always difficult to “judge from the outside” the processes around the proposed regional free-trade agreement. One of the tough negotiations noted for New Zealand is promoting dairy exports into countries like Japan because the deal is so broad-based. Sinclair said “we’re talking ultimately about a long-range regional integration process that has the potential to transform economic and commercial relationships in the region.” He called TPP not an ordinary free trade agreement because of that long-term integration. He did say he was optimistic about the current momentum in the talks.
Source: NAFB News Service