The  free trade agreement between New Zealand and Malaysia is coming up for review, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is asking New Zealanders for feedback on it.

Businesses, including exporters, importers and investors; Māori; and any other stakeholders can share their views on the FTA with MFAT.

The agreement has been in force for five years, and in that time New Zealand goods exports to Malaysia have grown 34 per cent.

The review, at ministerial level, will consider the implementation, operation and impact of the agreement.

It will also explore ways to remove  existing impediments to trade, maximise benefits, and ensure that the agreement is a modern, living document that responds to changing business needs.

How to comment

Email your submission to:  TND@MFAT.govt.nz

What to include

- Your full name

- Your organisation’s name

- Your address

- Your email

- Your telephone number

Potential issues to cover

In your submission, you may wish to highlight:

- your experiences trading under the Agreement

- specific issues you would like to see addressed

- any further information you can provide that would assist a review of the performance of the Agreement.

Submission deadline

The closing date is 13 May 2016.

How your submission will be used

The submissions will help shape New Zealand’s feedback for the joint report. Reviewers will follow up submissions with direct contact, if necessary.

The consultation process is ongoing and regular updates will be provided on the MFAT website. Submissions may be published unless otherwise requested.

Further questions

If you have any questions about the review or the submission process email: Tessa Sinclair, Trade Negotiations Division at TND@MFAT.govt.nz 

Read more:

 NZ-Malaysia FTA, including full text

Tariff finder (external link)