Regional Trade Agreements: Implications for the WTO

March 22, 2011

The Honorable Tim Groser Minister of Trade, New Zealand, "Regional Trade Agreements: Implications for the WTO," at 8:30-10:00 a.m., Monday, March 25.  The speech can be heard at: U.S. Chamber of Commerce 
1615 H Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20062

Minister Groser will take questions from the audience

The Honorable Tim Groser has been Trade Minister of New Zealand for the past four years and has been closely involved in negotiating and designing the architecture of FTA's, and new generation Closer Economic Partnership Agreements, including the TPP. He was previously New Zealand's Chief Negotiator in the last GATT Round, the Uruguay Round, and also chaired both the Rules Group and the Agriculture Negotiating Group in the Doha Round, prior to entering politics in New Zealand in 2005. With multiple complex Regional Trade Agreements, including TPP and the T-TIP, now underway, Mr. Groser will discuss what this means for the future of global trade and the role of the WTO.