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

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 11:18AM
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NZ looks to keep both China and US happy in trade talks

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 16 Jul 2019, 11:18AM

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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