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 currently seeking views on a potential Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with the United Kingdom. Submissions will stay open until midnight on 11 February 2019.
Your views will inform our overall approach to the FTA with the United Kingdom when negotiations are launched. We will also consult further on specific issues once negotiations are launched.
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.
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.
A large portion of each meeting was set aside for Q&A and views expressed have been reported to Ministers for their consideration.
Public meetings on New Zealand's trade negotiations were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between June and July 2017.
- 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)