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Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP)

MARCH 2021 TO MAY 2021

New Zealand is a founder member of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). This free trade agreement has been in force since 2018.

The CPTPP is a high-quality, comprehensive FTA that aims to support sustainable and inclusive economic development and is open to others to join providing they meet the Agreement’s high standards.

New members applying to join the CPTPP will need to comply with the existing CPTPP Agreement. This means the text of the Agreement will not change. Current rules and obligations, as well as the exceptions that apply in the existing CPTPP Agreement, will not change.

The focus of negotiations with prospective new members will be on ensuring that the commitments they make on access for goods, services, investment, government procurement and temporary entry for business persons meet the high standards agreed by existing CPTPP members.

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UK-NZ Free Trade Agreement


New Zealand is preparing for a future free trade agreement with the United Kingdom. New Zealand and the UK have committed to launching negotiations as soon as the UK is in a position to do so after Brexit.

From 23 November 2018 to 11 February 2019, we asked for New Zealanders’ views on a UK-NZ free trade agreement. We will also consult further on specific issues once negotiations are launched.

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Trade for All


We want our policies to help all New Zealanders benefit from trade. That’s why the Government has been consulting with New Zealanders to develop a “Trade for All” policy.

Public consultation on Trade for All ran from August until October 2018. We asked New Zealanders to share their thoughts through the Have your Say website, from responding to multi-choice questions through to more detailed comments and submissions.

We also held a series of public meetings and hui around New Zealand over two months.

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What happens next?

The Trade for All Advisory Board has been appointed to provide the Government with an independent report with recommendations on our trade policy. It is identifying and discussing key issues for how we achieve this.

Collated feedback from this consultations will be provided to the Trade for All Advisory Board to inform their discussions. Feedback from New Zealanders, along with the Trade for All Advisory Board’s recommendations, will inform the development of Trade for All in 2019.