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Previous meetings

New Zealanders were invited to hear from our trade negotiators about New Zealand’s trade negotiation agenda in June and July 2017.

Public meetings were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on 20 June, 22 June, 26 June and 4 July.

The meetings included:

  • 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
  • the recently concluded PACER Plus agreement with Australia and Pacific Island partners

They were also a chance to hear from those behind our trade negotiations, and for the public to take part in a Q&A session – which raised questions regarding FTA safeguards; the implications of Brexit; the future of the Trans-Pacific Partnership; as well as the government’s Trade Agenda 2030. This allowed us to hear a range of both interests and concerns Kiwis have around those negotiations.

The sessions were well attended by businesses, NGOs, media and the public.

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