Minister Todd McClay told Parliament the TPP would not prevent the
government from making good decisions.
McClay said the trade deal would maximise opportunities for exporters
and create a stronger economy.
is our largest free trade agreement to date and places us centrally
in a region encompassing nearly 40 percent of global GDP - TPP will
deliver benefits to New Zealand and ultimately to all New
Labour MP David Clark said the government had taken a wilfully
arrogant approach to the TPP which had destroyed the traditional
bipartisan political approach to free trade in the country.
said the government had failed to protect New Zealand's sovereignty.
bill passed 62 votes to 59.
Act, United Future and Labour's Phil Goff voted in favour while the
rest of the Labour Party, the Greens, New Zealand First and the Maori
Party opposed the bill.