Damien O'Connor: UK trade discussions about 'fair access' to market

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 8:45AM
(Photo / Mark Mitchell)
(Photo / Mark Mitchell)

Damien O'Connor: UK trade discussions about 'fair access' to market

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Thu, 17 Jun 2021, 8:45AM

There has been a positive start to New Zealand's trade trip to Europe.

Trade and Export Growth Minister, Damien O’Connor, is there pushing for free trade deals with Britain, the EU, and France, after Australia signed an FTA with the UK.

He arrived in London last night and has already met the head of the unions, the head of farmers, the Agriculture Minister and is about to meet with the Trade Minister.

O'Connor told Mike Hosking he had an honest discussion with the farmers, including some Welsh ones who have some concerns about sheep meat.

“Obviously Britain’s looking to the wider world for opportunities and we’re a bit more experienced and we can work with them there, but we just said we want fair access into their market.”

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