Signing RCEP trade puts NZ economy in 'best possible position' post Covid

A Stuff article.

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern believes a major trade deal signed between New Zealand and 14 other Asia-Pacific countries on Sunday will provide a springboard for the country’s post-Covid recovery.

Meeting via Zoom with the other signatories Ardern stood by as Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) – which includes the ASEAN nations plus its six free trade agreement partners China, Japan, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.

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