New Zealand and Britain officially began free trade negotiations today. Here is a live press conference with the Prime Minister, the Minister for Trade and the British High Commissioner. Video The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership is the first free trade agreement that connects Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. We are conducting special consultations with Maori on free trade agreements. Upon entry into force, 70% of tariff headings will be exempt from customs duties for goods entering Chinese Taipei. The tax on the remaining lines will decrease over a period of 12 years. Information on the rules of origin applicable to imports from Chinese Taipei and exports to Chinese Taipei can be found in Fact Sheet 48 (PDF 346 KB). The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (AMF) is leading the negotiations on New Zealand`s free trade agreement. It maintains an index of documents on trade agreements concluded and negotiated. The MFAT leads New Zealand`s negotiations on free trade agreements (FTA). Free trade agreements open up market opportunities, streamline processes, reduce costs and create more security and security for companies operating abroad. They help New Zealand businesses become and remain more competitive in overseas markets. The Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership is the largest trade agreement in the world, which most people have never heard of.
For more information on the rules of origin and the application of this Agreement, please see Fact Sheet 30 – Thailand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (PDF 262 KB). For more information on the Thai CEP, visit the AMFT website. “We see a huge secret negotiated deal, where we don`t know what the risks are, and there are very few economic benefits to be gained from the economic modelling we`ve seen. Goods may be transported and preferred by a non-contracting party to the Agreement. However, the goods may not enter the trade or activity of another Party, nor may they undergo certain operations other than unloading, transhipment, repackaging and other processes necessary to keep the goods in good condition while in transit through that non-Party. For more information on the rules of origin and the agreement, please see Fact Sheet 8 (PDF 701 KB). A guide to the existing free trade agreement with ASEAN and Australia and updates to AANZFTA. The New Zealand-Hong Kong, China Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (NZ-HKC CEP) was concluded on 29 Signed in Hong Kong on 1 March 2010 and entered into force on 1 January 2011. The agreement allows goods exported from Hong Kong, China, to benefit from preferential tariff treatment on imports into New Zealand. Currently, all goods imported into Hong Kong, China, regardless of their origin, are exempt from customs duties. . .