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Readout of USTR Robert Lighthizer's Meeting with New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay

June 16, 2017

Washington, DC - U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer this morning welcomed New Zealand Trade Minister Todd McClay for a meeting on the two countries' strong trade relationship. Ambassador Lighthizer reiterated the United States' commitment to continued engagement in the Pacific region for free and fair trade with all U.S. trading partners.

Along with the U.S.-New Zealand Trade and Investment Framework Agreement, he highlighted opportunities to further deepen the trade partnership and to coordinate on solutions to global dairy market challenges.

Ambassador Lighthizer underscored that U.S. exporters are deeply committed to the New Zealand economy, where the United States has maintained steady exports. He looks forward to building an even stronger, mutually-beneficial trade relationship and working together to ensure fair, transparent access to markets around the world.