Also, US trade representative told to 'get aggressive' and Russia probe calls Facebook/Google to the stand.
Pushback exposes how weak UK leverage may become without the EU gorilla behind it.
Apec secretariat head Alan Bollard delivered Victoria University's annual Sir Frank Holmes Memorial Lecture in Wellington last night.
Next government will face a full dance card of FTA talks and a tough geopolitical environment.
Overall, exports rose 9% to $3.69 billion in August compared with the same month a year earlier.
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