Documents relating to the CEP including statements and other documents are available.

Press releases

Reviews of the Agreement

The CEP is required to be periodically reviewed by officials and ministers. You can find statements and documents related to previous reviews here.

  • 2001 [PDF, 218 KB]
  • 2004 [PDF, 204 KB] 

Government documents

The Government has released the Cabinet negotiating mandate for Singapore Closer Economic Partnership Upgrade [PDF, 2.2 MB]: Approval of final outcome and next steps.

In releasing this information, the Government is seeking to balance introducing greater transparency around trade negotiations with a need to take into account the sensitive nature of the negotiations.

Some of the information within the Cabinet paper is being withheld in line with the principles of the Official Information Act. As outlined in the following table:

Section of the OIA

Reason for withholding


to avoid prejudicing the international relations of the New Zealand Government