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Australia and New Zealand

(In Trade)
August 08, 2016

“It levels the playing field with imports to provide fair and sustainable market prices for American steel, a critical step in restoring balance to the market.”

(Daily News)
July 22, 2016

Australia's ambassador to the U.S., Joe Hockey, at the Republican National Convention this week said he had discussions with a key member of Congress on finding a path for a lame-duck vote on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, while casting doubt on the prospects for TPP if it isn't done this year.

(Daily News)
July 21, 2016

Australia's trade minister, Steven Ciobo, said this week he is “cautiously optimistic” about the Trans-Pacific Partnership getting through the U.S. Congress in a post-election lame-duck session and cited “some really good meetings” with key members of Congress, including Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT), on the market exclusivity period for biologic drugs.

(Daily News)
June 24, 2016

Australia's ambassador to the United States has made clear to the U.S. government and business groups that demanding commitments beyond those reflected in the text of the Trans-Pacific Partnership is a nonstarter, regardless of the form they would take.

(Daily News)
May 23, 2016

The fight over the period of market exclusivity for biologics under the Trans-Pacific Partnership has become a point of controversy in Australia's federal election slated for July, with the opposition Labor Party charging that the current government seeking reelection will concede to further changes to the marketing exclusivity period for biologics with the effect of driving up drug prices.

(Daily News)
May 16, 2016

Critics are incorrectly framing the Trans-Pacific Partnership's final outcomes on biologics and patent term extension by focusing their complaints on what is required by the agreement as opposed to what actually occurs on the ground in TPP countries, New Zealand's Ambassador to the U.S and former Trade Minister Tim Groser said on May 13.

(Daily News)
May 16, 2016

New Zealand's Parliament on May 12 narrowly approved the first of three readings of a bill to implement its Trans-Pacific Partnership obligations in a 62 to 59 vote.