NZ-Australia Closer Economic Relations (CER)

New Zealand and Australia’s economic and trading relationship is recognised as one of the closest, broadest and mutually compatible in the world.
  • Closer Economic Relations (CER)

    In 2023 Aotearoa New Zealand and Australia marked the 40th anniversary of the Australia-New Zealand CER (Closer Economic Relations).

  • The Pathway to CER

    Signed in 1983 the CER remains our most comprehensive free trade agreement.

  • Text and Resources

    Access the Free Trade Agreement text, National Interest Analysis and other resources.


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