TPPA Request

Val and Birnie Duthie made this Official Information request to Minister of Trade

The request was refused by Minister of Trade.

From: Val and Birnie Duthie

Dear Minister of Trade,

Please supply information relating to the TPPA negotiations. As the results of these negotiations may affect us directly in future, particularly in relation to New Zealand's environmental autonomy and our consumer choices, we feel obliged to ask your office to send us the current up-to-date draft documentation at this stage of the process.

Waiting until a final agreement is made will be too late for our potential submission to have any effect. Therefore we wish to be informed about what has been agreed to already and what is still to be negotiated.

Yours faithfully,

V and B Duthie

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From: T Groser (MIN)
Minister of Trade

On behalf of Hon Tim Groser, thank you for your email.  Your
correspondence has been noted and will be recorded.


All correspondence, including email,  is routed through our mail tracking
process.  Although e-mail increases the speed of delivery, the
“behind-the-scenes” efforts of the Minister’s staff in responding to
mail cannot always provide the kind of speedy response users of email may


While the Minister considers all correspondence to be important, if it is
obvious that you are writing only to express a personal view your opinion
will be noted but a response beyond this acknowledgement may not be sent.


Thank you again.


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From: T Groser (MIN)
Minister of Trade

Attachment OIA Response TPP.pdf
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Dear Val and Birnie Duthie

Please find attached the response from Hon Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, to your OIA request.

Yours sincerely

Bibiana Marsh
Office of Hon Tim Groser
Minister of Trade | Minister for Climate Change Issues
Parliament Buildings | Private Bag 18041 | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand

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Val and Birnie Duthie left an annotation ()

As anticipated the response was to cite 6a, 6(e) (v1), 9 (2) as justification for withholding the information.

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