TPP will provide more wealth for our region

Thursday, February 4, 2016

“I am proud to support the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)” said Coromandel MP Scott Simpson.

It is a significant step in achieving a better deal in trade for our country.  In the words of former Labour Prime Minister Helen Clark it would be “unthinkable” for New Zealand to be excluded.

As an export oriented small trading nation not to be part of a part of major free trade agreement would be absolutely unthinkable for New Zealand.

“Our hospitals and schools come from the wealth created on our farms, factories and services. As New Zealanders we all want improving services but we have to pay for them said Mr Simpson.

Those services come from the taxes that are generated by increased trade and profits many of which come from our very productive region.

After the signing, the final TPP text and together with a National Interest Analysis, there will be a full Parliamentary examination by the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Select Committee.

During this time, the public will be invited to make submissions as part of the consultation process as it should be.