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- New Zealand secures major free trade deal with European Union(external link)
- Joint Statement, September 2015(external link)
- EU Trade Strategy, September 2015(external link)
- ECIPE Policy Brief No. 7/2015(external link)
- Brussels Report: “The European Union: Its Economic Significance and the Case for an FTA”, August 2014 [PDF, 1.4 MB]
- New Zealand Europe Business Council (NZEBC) position on FTA negotiations between European Union and New Zealand, August 2015(external link)
In March 2017 New Zealand and the EU agreed the broad scope of negotiations.
Watch a public meeting held by MFAT covering the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand.
Watch the public event with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and the Minister for Trade and Export Growth, David Parker.
We have released under the Official Information Act (OIA) a number of text proposals tabled by New Zealand to date in the EU-New Zealand free trade agreement (NZ-EU FTA) negotiations.
OIA released New Zealand text proposals in NZ-EU FTA.
These documents are:
- Good Regulatory Practice and Regulatory Cooperation;
- Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures;
- Treaty of Waitangi exception; and
- Competition and Consumer Protection.
Please note that the Competition and Consumer Protection text contains comments on a previously agreed EU text (which was part of its final agreement with Chile). New Zealand's initial negotiating proposal is the text set out in black and red only.
The NZ-EU FTA Subsidies negotiating text is withheld under section 9(2)(j) of the Official Information Act 1982(external link), to avoid prejudice to other negotiations. We will keep the question of its public release under review.
In other chapter areas, negotiations are based on texts tabled by the EU. Initial negotiating texts can be viewed on the EU Commission's website(external link).