TPP is a pathway to creating a free trade region in the Asia-Pacific region, New Zealand’s largest trading market.
Free trade agreements concluded but not in force
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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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).
New Zealand nominates Dr Penny Ridings for the pool of arbitrators to be established under the WTO interim appeals arrangement.
New Zealand’s Permanent Representative to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ambassador David Walker has been appointed to chair the WTO General Council.