[8 August/Otago Daily Times]

Trade and Export Growth Minister, David Parker, has launched a review of New Zealand’s trade policy under a Trade for All agenda.  The Government is inviting all New Zealanders to have their say on what to them on trade policy and in trade agreements.  He said trade policy was integral to the Coalition Government’s move to modernise the economy and support exporters through the economic headwinds they are facing, but it was also critical that the benefits of trade be felt throughout the country, not just in major cities, adding we want benefits to flow to farmers and farm workers, tech entrepreneurs and coders, small and medium sized businesses, women and Maori.  National foreign affairs and trade spokesman, Todd McClay, said that the Agenda was nothing more than a shameless rebranding of National’s Trade Agenda 2030, adding while National had been consulting on their agenda Labour, NZ First and Green party MP’s were marching in the streets against the TPP.