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.
WTO e-commerce negotiations
We are currently seeking views on our future negotiations for global e-commerce trade rules with other World Trade Organisation (WTO) members. Submissions will stay open until midnight on 31 March 2019.
EU-NZ FTA: Geographical Indications
As part of our negotiations for a free trade agreement with the European Union (EU), New Zealand has been presented with a list of product names which are protected in the EU as geographical indications (GIs). The EU is looking for New Zealand to recognise and protect these names as GIs. There is also an opportunity for New Zealand to provide the EU with a list of New Zealand product names for consideration as GIs to be protected in the EU.
We are currently seeking submissions on the EU’s list of GIs and nominations for New Zealand products names for consideration as GIs in the EU.
The closing date for submissions is 19 March 2019.
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.
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
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)