NZ looks to keep both China and US happy in trade talks

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Tuesday, 16 July 2019, 11:18AM
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Exporters say New Zealand is unlikely to sacrifice trade with China, for trade with the US.

Winston Peters is heading to Washington and is hoping to talk trade with high-ranking officials he is meeting.

But Export NZ's Catherine Beard told Mike Hosking the tense China-US relationship will be tricky to navigate.

She says China is New Zealand's number one trade partner, so Peters has to strike a careful balance.

The deputy prime minister is testing the waters for a trade deal with the country, after Donald Trump dropped out of the Trans Pacific Partnership.

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