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Have your say

We’re seeking public views on a future UK-New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA), including:

  • What New Zealand should prioritise in a future FTA with the UK

  • Any areas where the UK and New Zealand could cooperate more closely

  • Trade barriers you may face, or are concerned about, in trading with the UK after Brexit

  • Specific industries, businesses or products that you think could have better access to the UK’s market

  • Other outcomes that will make it easier for New Zealanders to do business in the UK, including access to the right type of visas

  • Any concerns you or your business have with a possible free trade agreement.

Share your views with us on these or other areas

What we want in an FTA

New Zealand wants a high quality, comprehensive and progressive trade agreement with the UK that builds on our already strong relationship.  The key benefits that we will be looking for in our free trade agreement include:

  • Removing tariffs and other barriers that restrict the free flow of goods between our two countries

  • Making it easier for traders of all sizes to do business in the UK, including service exporters

  • Strengthening  cooperation and dialogue with the UK in a variety of trade and economic fields

  • Reflecting our goals including progress on gender equality,  indigenous rights,  climate change, and improved environmental outcomes.

Some key areas in which we will be seeking even closer cooperation with the UK under an FTA include:

  • High quality primary sector and goods access to the UK’s market, such as for meat, mechanical machinery and equipment, fruit, pharmaceuticals, forestry, dairy and wine

  • Helpful conditions for investment and services providers who operate between the two countries

  • Commitments on progressive trade issues including environmental and labour protections, indigenous rights and gender equality.

Read more about New Zealand's preparations for a future free trade agreement with the UK here.