NZ-EU free trade agreement resources

Public submissions, statements and background on the EU-NZ free trade agreement negotiations are available. We will add more information as negotiations progress.

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Trade for All

Towards a European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement video: Watch a public meeting held by MFAT covering the ongoing negotiations for a free trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand.


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 (EU-NZ FTA) negotiations.

OIA released New Zealand text proposals in EU-NZ FTA  [PDF, 1.8 MB]

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 EU-NZ 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).

Further information about New Zealand's position in the EU-NZ FTA negotiations can be found on the 'What We Are Negotiating' page of our website.

Scoping summary

In March 2017 New Zealand and the EU agreed the broad scope of negotiations.

Scoping summary [PDF, 187 KB] 


Watch the public event with EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom and the Minister for Trade and Export Growth, David Parker.

Trade for All: Towards a European Union - New Zealand free trade agreement

Public submissions

Submitted in 2020

Food Frontier [PDF, 217 KB]

Submitted between June and August 2018.

Export NZ [PDF, 191 KB]

Horticulture NZ [PDF, 221 KB]

Motion Picture Distributors' Association of NZ / Home Entertainment Association of NZ [PDF, 156 KB]

NZ International Business Forum [PDF, 178 KB]

Recorded Music NZ [PDF, 806 KB]

Submitted between December 2015 and March 2016.

Auckland Chamber of Commerce [PDF, 78 KB]

Beef and Lamb NZ & Meat Industry Association [PDF, 197 KB]

Business Central and the Wellington Chamber of Commerce [PDF, 302 KB]

Business NZ & Export NZ; NZ Shippers’ Council supports this submission [PDF, 118 KB]

Dairy Companies Association of NZ (DCANZ) [PDF, 377 KB]

Enatel Ltd [PDF, 261 KB]

Federated Farmers of NZ [PDF, 180 KB]

Fonterra [PDF, 372 KB]

Horticulture NZ [PDF, 517 KB]

Medical Technology Association of NZ (MTANZ) [PDF, 111 KB]

Napier Engineering and Contracting Ltd [PDF, 497 KB]

NZ Chambers of Commerce [PDF, 188 KB]

NZ Council of Trade Unions (NZCTU) [PDF, 153 KB]

NZ-Europe Business Council [PDF, 123 KB]

NZ Horticulture Export Authority (NZHEA) [PDF, 186 KB]

NZ Human Rights Commission (NZHRC) [PDF, 593 KB]

NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) [PDF, 311 KB]

NZ Manufacturers and Exporters Association (NZMEA) [PDF, 180 KB]

NZ Winegrowers [PDF, 690 KB]

Onions NZ [PDF, 413 KB]

Pernod Ricard Winemakers [PDF, 372 KB]

Public Health Association of NZ (PHANZ) [PDF, 353 KB]

Seafood NZ [PDF, 67 KB]

Spirits NZ [PDF, 56 KB]


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)


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