Interested in New Zealand's trade agenda? Want to know how trade agreements affect you? Join us at our upcoming events.

How to engage

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.

Email: FTA_Outreach@mfat.govt.nz

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
AANZFTA upgrade
New Zealand - China FTA upgrade

Public meetings

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.

Upcoming meetings

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.

August:

Gisborne: Thursday 8th August, 5:30pm - 7:00pm

190 Derby St, Gisborne

More details and register here (external link)

Whangarei: Thursday 8th August, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

The Orchard Business & Event Hub, 35 Walton St, Whangarei

More details and register here (external link)

Auckland: Friday 9th August, 12:15pm - 2:20pm

145 Khyber Pass Rd, Grafton, Auckland

More details and register here (external link)

Christchurch: Tuesday 13th August, 3:30pm - 5:30pm

57 Kilmore Street, Christchurch

More details and register here (external link)

New Plymouth: Thursday 22nd August, 10:30am – 12:30pm

Plymouth International, 220 Courtenay St, New Plymouth

More details and register here (external link)

Dunedin: Thursday 29th August, 5.00pm-7.00pm

OSEA, 16 McBride Street, South Dunedin

More details and register here (external link)

September events:

Invercargill: Tuesday 10th September, 7:30am – 9:30am

Transport World Engine Room, 491 Tay St, Hawthorndale, Invercargill

More details and register here (external link)

Wellington: Wednesday 18th September, 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Level 7, JacksonStone House, 3-11 Hunter Street

More details and register here (external link)

Napier: Wednesday 25th September, 4:00pm-6:00pm

Hawke's Bay Business Hub, 36 Bridge St, Ahuriri, Napier

More details and register here (external link)

Previous meetings

In June and July 2019, public meetings were held in Blenheim, Rotorua, Cromwell, Tauranga and Hamilton 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.

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