How Brexit might affect the EU-NZ free trade agreement will depend on the final agreement between the EU and the UK.

The outcome of Brexit is still unknown, but negotiating a free trade agreement with the EU remains a priority for New Zealand. 

UK remaining

If the UK remains in the European Customs Union, then any free trade agreement negotiated with the EU will also include access to the UK market. 

UK leaving

If the UK leaves the Customs Union, then the EU-NZ free trade agreement will not include the UK. In preparation for this possibility, New Zealand has been working closely with the UK to ensure that we are in a position to negotiate a free trade agreement with the UK as soon as it is in a position to do so.

Find out more about the Brexit process and our preparations for a UK-NZ free trade agreement.