The Green Party say the attendance of Government ministers at a Trans-Pacific Partnership meeting next week, days before the election, smacks of desperation.
The party said the ban would cut across a range of free trade agreements
TPP critic Jane Kelsey said National would be reluctant to enforce the policy sought by Labour.
The timing of the meeting has been labelled 'unacceptable' by a law expert.
Nations are being urged to renegotiate the trade deal ahead of a global meeting.
Law professor Jane Kelsey says the Govt must release details of the covert deal.
Labour's Grant Robertson says NZ should block offshore buying of residential homes.
And the invitation is still open to the US, if it wants back in.
A free-trade agreement with the US could be on the cards when the time is right, says Trade Minister Todd McClay following a visit to Washington.
Progress on the multi-nation deal is way better than the Government had thought.
The 11 remaining countries are keen to get the deal in place as soon as possible.
Todd McClay says it's time to move on with the 11 other countries involved.
Bill English talks to Patrick Gower about his trip to Japan, the TPP, Donald Trump and North Korea.
With growing speculation Trump may be forced out of office, the PM is holding the TPP door open for the US.
It's a foreign policy win for English, and a loss for the opponents of TPP.
Prime Minister Bill English has been meeting with his counterpart Shinzo Abe.
Chester Borrows is due to face trial on a charge of careless use of a motor vehicle causing injury.
Trade Minister Todd McClay is heading to Vietnam to discuss the remnants of the TPP.
The Government wants NZ exports to be 90 percent free trade by 2030.