Susy Frankel, Meredith Kolsky Lewis, Chris Nixon and John Yeabsley “The Web of Trade Agreements and Alliances, and Impacts on Regulatory Autonomy” in Susy Frankel (ed) Recalibrating Behaviour: Smarter Regulation in a Global World (LexisNexis 2013). This research proposes that New Zealand needs to ‘up its game’ as far as trade policy negotiations are concerned. With the increased complexities that a global world has placed on domestic policy settings, New Zealand needs to develop a range of strategies and tactics to ensure the best possible outcomes when partaking in trade deals. The paper navigates the challenge of regulatory autonomy and new trade issues within this dynamic trade environment, via patent law, the ASEAN + 6 and the Trans-Tasman Partnership negotiations. It explores what approaches might be appropriate to ensure that any costs New Zealanders may have to ‘swallow’ on these complex trade deals, are subsequently offset by potential benefits.
See also Susy Frankel and Meredith Kolsky Lewis “Trade Agreements and Regulatory Autonomy: The Effect on National Interests” in Susy Frankel (ed) Learning from the Past Adapting to the Future: Regulatory Reform in New Zealand (LexisNexis, 2011).