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Taiwan, New Zealand ink trade pact

ANZTEC:The agreement was signed in Wellington and while ministers played up the benefits of the pact for the economy, at least one analyst was less impressed

By Helen Ku  /  Staff reporter

After watching the signing ceremony in Taipei, Minister of Foreign Affairs David Lin (林永樂) said that the ANZTEC is part of the government’s efforts to have Taiwan join the global market, instead of being marginalized.

Becoming a member of the TPP is the government’s ultimate goal in its negotiations on trade agreements with other countries, he said, adding that Taiwan might seek New Zealand’s support when negotiating with others to join the TPP.

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