Trade Minister Damien O’Connor is off to Europe and the Middle East to advance New Zealand’s Free Trade Deals. It is a return to face-to-face negotiations that were an essential part of the diplomatic mix until Covid struck two years ago. He will have meetings in the United Kingdom, Belgium and the United Arab Emirates… The UK Free Trade Agreement is pretty much done and dusted but there is still plenty to do to get the EU FTA across the line and one for the Middle East. And Business NZ Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard says the Minister has his work cut out getting a decent agreement out of Europe…