Damien O’Connor took off for San Francisco in his last official role after his government losing the election and he losing the West Coast seat. He is presiding over the meeting of 12 ministers from nations who are signatories to the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership He will also be taking part in another 14-strong ministerial meeting which will sign off on a joint approach to regional supply chains and will work to advance New Zealand’s interests at the two-day meeting of foreign and trade ministers from the 21 nations that comprise the Asia-Pacific Economic Co-operation. The incoming National led government has been briefed by New Zealand’s trade negotiators and will be fully across the expected announcement. So far no prospective minister has been named to join Damien O’Connor in San Francisco in an observational capacity. Damien O’Connor will preside over the mid-week breakfast meeting of CPTPP ministers who will endorse the review.