October 01, 2021'
WASHINGTON – United States Trade Representative Katherine Tai today met with New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth Damien O’Connor.
Ambassador Tai and Minister O’Connor discussed the importance of the U.S.-New Zealand trade and investment relationship. Ambassador Tai reaffirmed the United States’ strong support for APEC and commitment to working collaboratively with New Zealand as it finalizes its APEC Host Year. Ambassador Tai and Minister O’Connor also discussed their shared commitment to work toward a successful 12th Ministerial Conference. They also discussed digital trade and the importance of ensuring that trade policies are resilient and inclusive, advancing the needs of workers, consumers, and businesses. Ambassador Tai reaffirmed the United States’ commitment to the Indo-Pacific region and and importance of collaboration among those with open, free, democratic systems.