Statements, press releases and other papers relating to the free trade agreement upgrade are available.


Joint Statement between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China on the upgrade of the China-New Zealand free trade agreement

Press releases

McClay – China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs (external link) - September 2017

China FTA upgrade talks to begin next month (external link) – March 2017

Launch of negotiations to upgrade China FTA announced (external link) – November 2016

Public submissions

In April 2015, we called for public submissions on the upgrade during the joint assessment working group process,. This process ran for one month and 17 submissions were received.

The information submitted and ongoing feedback from stakeholders continues to help inform New Zealand’s priorities for the upgrade.