Posted by on Mar 4, 2014 in Uncategorized | No Comments

NZ’s high commissioner in London, Sir Lockwood Smith, has told a farmers’ conference in Birmingham it makes no sense for NZ to be one of only six members of the WTO not having a trade agreement with the European Union and not even negotiating one yet. He said NZ might be small in European production terms but its economic and political success with Asia was highly significant and a bilateral free trade agreement would be of benefit to Europe as well as to NZ.