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

Upcoming events

New Zealand's trade negotiations including the EU-NZ FTA

What does a trade negotiation with the European Union mean for New Zealanders?

Come along to our free events for the opportunity to:

  • find out more about negotiations for a European Union – New Zealand free trade agreement       
  • discuss what this agreement will mean for New Zealanders
  • get an update on other trade agreements under negotiation or consideration
  • share your views, and
  • network with some of New Zealand’s lead negotiators.

An EU-NZ free trade agreement offers an opportunity to develop an agreement that delivers for exporters, but also our environment, better living conditions for New Zealanders, and sustainable and inclusive economic growth. MFAT negotiators are keen to hear your views on this too.

Don’t miss this opportunity to find out everything you want to know about our free trade agreements and put your questions directly to the people who negotiate them.



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.


Previous meetings

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.

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