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.

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NZ - Gulf Cooperation Council FTA

Negotiations with the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) concluded in 2009 but the agreement has yet to be signed and ratified. With complementary economies, the NZ-GCC FTA has strong potential for both parties.

Anti Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA)

While not a free trade agreement as such, ACTA is a trade agreement aimed at combating the growing international trade in counterfeit goods and pirated copyright protected works.

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