RCEP builds on New Zealand’s already strong relationships in Asia-Pacific, creating new opportunities for international trade and other economic benefits.
Once a free trade agreement has been concluded, it needs to be legally verified, signed and then ratified by the governments of the parties involved. Changes to legislation may also be needed. For these reasons it takes time from when the negotiations are concluded, to when the agreement comes into force.
We are seeking views on what the new set of global biodiversity targets should be
New Zealand has ratified the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP).
Dr Penny Ridings selected for the pool of arbitrators established under the WTO interim appeals arrangement.
New Zealand nominates Dr Penny Ridings for the pool of arbitrators to be established under the WTO interim appeals arrangement.