Read the CEP text, the outcomes from the 2018 upgrade, and other instruments related to the CEP.

CEP agreement 2000 

The CEP agreement is the original treaty that was negotiated from 1999-2000 and entered into force in 2001. The agreement was amended in 2004 by exchange of letters in order to make changes to Annex 4.1: Technical, Sanitary and Phytosanitary Regulations and Standards.

Agreement between New Zealand and Singapore on a Closer Economic Partnership

Status: Signed 14 November 2000.  Entered into force 1 January 2001.

CEP upgrade (in force)

The legally verified text of the CEP upgrade was released on 15 November 2018. The upgrade consists of two treaty-level instruments (1) a Protocol which amends the original CEP agreement from 2000, and (2) a mutual recognition agreement on conformity assessment; and two non-binding side letters covering (1) professional qualification recognition, and (2) the relationship between the Protocol and other free trade agreements between New Zealand and Singapore.

Protocol to Amend the Agreement between Singapore and New Zealand on a Closer Economic Partnership

Status: In force

Zip file of the Singapore CEP upgrade text - all chapters and annexes [ZIP, 6.8 MB]

Mutual Recognition Agreement on Conformity Assessment between the Government of New Zealand and the Republic of Singapore

Status: In force

Side letters

Other instruments

Exchange of Letters on Residential Land (September 2018) [PDF, 154 KB]