Story: Overseas trade policy

End of the Uruguay GATT round

End of the Uruguay GATT round

The completion of the Uruguay round of General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT) negotiations in 1994 marked the end of the longest round of trade talks to date. It took eight years to complete, but was successful in reducing some agricultural tariffs and trade barriers. Here Federated Farmers president Graham Robertson presents a framed cartoon to George Rutherford (centre) from the Ministry for Agriculture and Fisheries and Tim Groser (left) from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, in 1994.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1994/0884/23
Photograph by Melanie Burford

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Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley, 'Overseas trade policy - Trade liberalisation – 1980s and early 1990s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 December 2021)

Story by Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley, published 11 Mar 2010