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Agreement in Principle
On 20 October 2021, New Zealand and the UK reached agreement on the key elements of a new high quality, comprehensive and progressive free trade agreement (FTA). These are set out below.
Underpinning this Agreement in Principle is the legal text of the agreement. In most areas this has also been substantially concluded. Work to finalise the text in accordance with this document will continue over the coming weeks, alongside the commencement of the legal review and verification of the agreement.
This Agreement in Principle does not create any legally binding obligations as work is continuing to finalise the legal text of the FTA. Once the text has been finalised and legally verified, and domestic approval processes have been completed, arrangements will be made for the signing of the FTA.