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However, for goods classified under Chapters 61 and 62 of the HS Code (clothing products), different requirements are met. The annual trade negotiations regularly bring together representatives of both sides to exchange views on bilateral trade relations. The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (NZCFTA) entered into force on 1 October 2008. New Zealand was the first OECD country to sign a comprehensive free trade agreement with China. Goods may be transported and preferred by a non-party to the Agreement. However, the goods may not enter the trade or industry of a third party or undergo certain operations other than unloading, reloading, repackaging and other processes necessary to keep the goods in good condition during transport by that third party. For more questions regarding free trade agreements, send an email export2fta@customs.govt.nz – we strive to respond to emails within 48 hours. Australia is one of our most important economic partners. New Zealand and Australia have made good progress in removing barriers to trade. Wine could be an easier choice, and with a third of New Zealand wine sold in the UK, free access is a tempting prospect for New Zealand winemakers. Commerce Secretary David Parker has acknowledged the current “protectionist” problems in agriculture that arise in the New Zealand-EU FTA negotiations, but remains optimistic about similar negotiations with the UK.

At a recent press conference, Parker said: A veterinary agreement to simplify trade in live animals and animal products (while protecting human and animal health) came into force in 2003 and was updated in 2015. The Closer Economic Partnership Agreement between New Zealand and Hong Kong and China (CEP NZ-HKC) was signed in Hong Kong on 29 March 2010 and entered into force on 1 January 2011. The agreement allows goods exported from Hong Kong, China, with experience of origin, to benefit from preferential tariff treatment on importation into New Zealand. .