Trade talks with Europe ‘contentious’ – MSN

Trade talks with Europe ‘contentious’ – MSN

New Zealand could face a slightly bumpier road to settle a free trade deal with the European Union compared to Australia.

Tom Vandenkendelaere, a Belgian MP in the European Parliament says there is a bigger focus on food for the NZ deal whereas a potential Australian agreement would be much broader particularly around service exports.

“Because of the agriculture aspect for New Zealand the negotiations are potentially more contentious,” he told NZN in Strasbourg, France.

By NZ Newswire

http://www.msn.com/en-nz/news/national/trade-talks-with-europe-contentious/ar-BBE9jqg?ocid=News