We will share progress on the negotiations with iwi, business and other New Zealanders. We are also interested in what you have to say.

We regularly update those interested in the free trade agreement upgrade negotiations, including business, Māori, non-government organisations, and members of the public. The feedback received to date on specific issues has been used to inform our priorities and positions in the negotiations.

If you have a regulatory issue or trade barrier that you think should be raised with China, email us at China.FTA@mfat.govt.nz or call our exporter helpline 0800 824 605. Let us know if your feedback should be kept confidential. The following type of information is particularly useful:

 Information about your business and interests in China.

  • What regulatory (non-tariff) barriers do you face doing business in China?  How do these constrain your trading activities? Have they already been raised with China? What is the export/investment potential if these could be addressed?
  • Copies of any specific Chinese laws or regulations in question.
  • Existing contact with government agencies (for example, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, New Zealand Trade and Enterprise or the Ministry for Primary Industries).
  • Beyond the upgrade, how could we and other agencies assist you in China?

Let us know if you would also like to register your interest in upcoming public consultations or outreach events on the China free trade agreement or any other trade negotiation.