Public engagement meetings on New Zealand’s trade negotiation agenda will be held in June 2017.

They are a chance for New Zealanders to learn about New Zealand's full trade negotiation agenda from us.

Trade is part of our everyday life, and the jobs of hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders are linked to our export sectors. Because of this, the Government is committed to engaging more with New Zealanders on trade.

The public meetings will include updates on the upgrade of the New Zealand-China free trade agreement, the prospective New Zealand and European Union free trade agreement, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership and the recently concluded PACER Plus agreement with Australia and Pacific Island partners. 

Members of the public and businesses are welcome to attend. 

Trade policy hui for iwi and Māori businesses will be held in August. Details will be released shortly.



  • 20 June, 5.30pm - 7pm, a public panel discussion hosted by Auckland University of Technology, Europe House, Level 16, WO Building, 56 Wakefield Street


  • 22 June, 5.30pm - 7pm, a public panel discussion hosted by the University of Canterbury, at Undercroft lecture theatre 101

  • 23 June, 7.30am - 9am, a business breakfast hosted by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade at the Novotel Cathedral Square


  • 26 June, 5.30pm - 7pm, a public panel discussion hosted by Victoria University, at Rutherford House lecture theatre 2 (Pipitea campus)

  • 4 July, 7.30am – 9am, a public panel discussion hosted by the Wellington Chamber of Commerce (tickets $15).


To attend a session, register by emailing, stating which session you are interested in.

Read more: Trade Agenda 2030