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

Upcoming events

Have your say on trade - Trade for All

We want our policies to help all New Zealanders benefit from trade. That’s why the Government is consulting with New Zealanders to develop a “Trade for All” policy. Share your views online on the Have Your Say (external link) website.

We’re asking New Zealanders how trade can support sustainable growth which minimises the impact on the environment we work and live in, and inclusive growth that supports all New Zealanders to succeed on the global stage; including women, Māori and small and medium sized enterprises.

So come along to our public meetings to have your say!

Register here (external link) to attend the below listed event.


  • Friday 21 September
  • 9am - 11am

For info on consultation hui conducted within a tikanga Māori framework click here.

European Union – New Zealand free trade agreement and the Government’s Trade for All agenda

Come along to our free events for the opportunity to hear about the European Union–New Zealand free trade agreement negotiation, and how we are developing a Trade for All agenda that benefits all New Zealanders.

  • Find out what the European Union – New Zealand free trade agreement will mean for New Zealanders;
  • Get an update on other trade agreements under negotiation or consideration;
  • Hear about the Government’s Trade for All agenda; and
  • Ask questions, share your views, and hear what others in your community are thinking.
  • The presentation will be followed by plenty of time for questions and answers, and networking and refreshments with senior MFAT officials.






New Plymouth

Palmerston North

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.


  • Register here
  • Tuesday 23 October
  • 5:30pm - 7:30pm
  • Rutherford House, Victoria University Pipitea Campus
  • Hosted by Export NZ





How to engage

Public consultation runs from 6 August to 14 October 2018 on the Trade for All agenda. Share your views on the Have Your Say (external link) website.

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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