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.

In this section


PACER Plus focuses on encouraging sustainable economic development in the Pacific.

News & Events

Resolving trade barriers can help your business

If your business is facing barriers to trade, go to www.tradebarriers.govt.nz, and a government agency will get back to you within 2 working days and work out next steps within 6 weeks.