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

Upcoming events

What does the 'Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership' mean for New Zealanders?

Come along to our free events for the opportunity to:

  • learn about the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)
  • discuss what this agreement means for New Zealanders
  • get an update on other trade agreements under negotiation or consideration
  • express your opinion, and
  • network with some of our lead negotiators

Your views will help our negotiating team identify key barriers to exporting and investing that it should be prioritising in FTA negotiations, as well as any other challenges or concerns it should be considering.





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

Since December 2017, public meetings have been held in Dunedin, Auckland, Tauranga, Hamilton, Wellington, Christchurch, New Plymouth, Nelson, Napier, Whangarei and Palmerston North, to discuss the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) and other current and upcoming trade negotiations.

This was a chance to learn more about New Zealand's trade agreements directly from our negotiators, and for New Zealanders to convey their concerns and interests to the government.

A large portion of each meeting was set aside for Q&A and views expressed will be reported to Ministers for their consideration.

The sessions were well attended by members of the public, civil society groups, and New Zealand businesses.

Public meetings were held in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch on 20 June, 22 June, 26 June and 4 July 2017.

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 Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP11)
  • the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership
  • the recently concluded PACER Plus agreement with Australia and Pacific Island partners

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