Trade Update

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

New Zealand-United Kingdom FTA  The elevation of Liz Truss as British Prime Minister is said to give New Zealand a “huge advantage” according to Trade and Export Growth Minister, Damien O’Connor. As British Trade Secretary, Truss had a part in negotiating the...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – August

New Zealand-European Union FTA  The NZ-EU FTA, concluded on 30 June, is now undergoing legal verification and, after that, will be translated into the EU’s 23 official languages. The FTA will need to be agreed by Ministerial representatives from each of the 27...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – July

July Trade Update The EU-NZ FTA end game was fascinating to watch Last month we were awaiting the PM’s visit to Brussels and did not know whether New Zealand would be prepared to finalise the FTA with the EU or seek to extend negotiations in the hope of getting a more...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – June

Trade update - June All Eyes On PM’s Visit to BrusselsSenior Officials have been camped in Europe for weeks and Minister O’Connor has stayed on after the WTO Ministerial to be in Brussels.  Does this mean that the PM will be able to reach...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – May

Trade update - May United Kingdom-New Zealand FTAThe international treaty examination process has been completed by the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Select Committee, and they have released their final report. The Agreement will now move into the legislation...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – April

Trade update - April China-NZ FTA UpgradeThe Upgrade entered into force on 7 April. The upgraded agreement will improve New Zealand’s access into China’s services market for a number of sectors including Airport Operations Services, Audio Visual...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – March

Trade update - March March 2022 Trade UpdateNZ-UK FTAWith the Agreement signed New Zealand has moved fast towards ratifying the FTA.  The process begins with consideration of the Agreement at Select Committee.  The submissions are worth a read,...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – February

Trade update - February February 2022 Trade UpdateWith the EU-NZ FTA negotiations effectively on hold pending the French elections, the main focus of activity has been on the finalisation of the NZ-UK FTA and CPTPP expansion.UKWe understand that we are very close to...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – December/January

Trade update - December/January December 21/January 22 Trade UpdateWhile New Zealanders and Australians have been sunning themselves on the beach the trade policy world has remained very active.  This has included some unexpected developments and more good...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – November

Trade update - November November Trade UpdateIt has been a busy month for trade policy officials and Ministers over the region and around the world.New Zealand hosted the APEC Ministerial and Economic Leaders’ Meetings and achieved as much as could be hoped for...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – October

Trade update - October October Trade UpdateThere is much happening.  Let’s start with the really good news.NZ-UK FTAThe UK and New Zealand Prime Ministers reached agreement in principle on the evening of 20 October on a FTA that liberalises all goods,...

Trade & Policy Update September 2022

Trade update – September

Trade update - September September Trade UpdateIt has been an interesting month on the trade policy front.UKNew Zealand has failed to conclude negotiations with the UK and intensive discussions are continuing.  It seems that some unexpected differences have...