Public engagement on trade
Interested in New Zealand's trade agenda? Want to know how trade agreements affect you? Join us at our upcoming events.
We are keen to respond to New Zealanders' concerns and interests around trade agreements. You can contact us about any trade agreement at any time.
The following are currently under active negotiation:
European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP)
New Zealand-Pacific Alliance free trade agreement
WTO e-commerce negotiations
Digital Economy Partnership Agreement (DEPA) negotiations
ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand free trade agreement (AANZFTA) Upgrade
Negotiations to upgrade the AANZFTA are now under way. We're seeking to modernise it, further reduce barriers impacting exports, and boost trade in the region.
Submissions are open until 31 July 2019. Email us at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz.
We also organise public meetings where New Zealanders can meet us in person and discuss our trade agreements. A large portion of each meeting is set aside for Q&A and views expressed are reported to Ministers for their consideration.
These meetings are advertised through email, our website, and facebook and twitter accounts. If you are interested in attending future events and would like to be added to the mailing list, let us know at FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz.
Join us for a discussion with New Zealand’s trade negotiators on the European Union – New Zealand Free Trade Agreement and other on-going negotiations. We will be adding more details in coming weeks.
Tauranga: Wednesday 24th July, 7:30am-9:30am
Smart Business Centre, 65 Chapel Street, Tauranga
Hamilton: Wednesday 25th July, 9:30am-11:30am
PwC Level 4 Cnr Angelsea & Ward Streets, Hamilton
Gisborne: Thursday 8th August, 5:00pm - 7:00pm
190 Derby St, Gisborne
Whangarei: Thursday 8th August, 5:30pm - 7:30pm
The Orchard Business & Event Hub, 35 Walton St, Whangarei
Auckland: Friday 9th August, 12:15pm - 2:20pm
145 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland
Christchurch: Tuesday 13th August, 3:30pm - 5:30pm
57 Kilmore Street, Christchurch
New Plymouth: Thursday 22nd August, 10:30am – 12:30pm
Plymouth International, 220 Courtenay St, New Plymouth
Dunedin: Thursday 29th August, 5.00pm-7.00pm
OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin
Invercargill: Tuesday 10th September, 7:30am – 9:30am
Transport World Engine Room, 491 Tay St, Hawthorndale, Invercargill
Napier: Wednesday 18th September
In June 2019, public meetings were held in Blenheim, Rotorua and Cromwell to discuss the European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement and other current and upcoming trade negotiations.
Between September and November 2018, public meetings were held in the following locations to discuss the European Union-New Zealand free trade agreement and other current and upcoming trade negotiations: Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, Nelson, Napier, Tauranga, New Plymouth, Palmerston North, Wellington, Invercargill, Rotorua and Whangarei.
Face-to-face consultation on Trade for All took place during August and September 2018. Fifteen public events, and 11 hui focused at a Māori audience, were held in the following locations: Wellington, Timaru, Invercargill, Whakatane, Rotorua, Gisborne, Dunedin, Christchurch, Auckland, Hamilton, Nelson, Napier, Hastings, Whangarei, Tauranga, New Plymouth and Palmerston North.
During June and July 2018 outreach sessions were held in Hamilton, Auckland and Christchurch to discuss the Pacific Alliance negotiations and other FTAs in New Zealand's negotiating agenda.
Between December 2017 and May 2018, public meetings were held in the following locations to discuss the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and other current and upcoming trade negotiations: Dunedin, Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Nelson, Napier, Whangarei, Palmerston North, Invercargill, Timaru, Rotorua and Gisborne.
- May 2018 public outreach presentation slideshow [PPTX, 6.4 MB]
- February 2018 public outreach on CPTPP - Wellington event video link (external link) [1hr45mins]
- Free trade agreements
- Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)