Australia is one of our major economic partners. New Zealand and Australia have made good progress in removing trade barriers. In 2017, the EU and New Zealand concluded a partnership agreement containing a set of rules for economic and trade cooperation. The EU and New Zealand have also concluded a bilateral agreement on mutual recognition of certain technical certificates. This will remove technical barriers, including evaluation procedures. The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (P4) is an agreement between Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Singapore and NZ. The P4 agreement, which represents “Pacific 4,” came into force in 2006. Under P4, most tariffs on goods traded between Member States were immediately abolished, with the remaining tariffs expiring (until 2015 for Brunei Darussalam and 2017 for Chile). The United States and New Zealand regularly address trade and investment issues, including our 1992 Trade and Investment Framework Agreement. In May 2018, the EU Council authorised the Commission to open trade negotiations with New Zealand and adopted the relevant negotiating guidelines. After a first round of free trade negotiations in July 2018 in Brussels, negotiations are under way. New Zealand negotiates bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements with the following blocs and countries: We hold specific consultations with the Maori on free trade agreements. The New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (NZCFTA) came into force on 1 October 2008.
NZ was the first OECD country to sign a comprehensive free trade agreement with China. Singapore is also a party to the ASEAN-Australia Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (P4) and the Trans-Pacific Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPTPP). The rules of origin of the new ANZSCEP protocol contain the largest number of provisions facilitating trade in these agreements and incorporate them into the new CSR timetable as part of the protocol. Other trade agreements (including the Public Procurement Agreement, the Environmental Goods Agreement and the Information Technology Agreement) New Zealand is a party to several free trade agreements (FTAs) around the world. For more information on the agreement, including a price search and information on business activities in Chinese Taipei, please visit the New Zealand Commerce and Industry Office for Chinese Taipei website. The site contains links to the following ANZTEC and JG provisions that have been introduced into New Zealand law: Engagement in free trade negotiations is a critical aspect of the process for the government that helps us achieve the best outcome for New Zealanders. Annual trade negotiations regularly bring together representatives from both sides to exchange views on bilateral trade relations. Some trade agreements have provisions for trade mitigation measures. Here is a list of the free trade agreements that include New Zealand. In parentheses, the abbreviation, if any, membership, unless indicated in advance, and the date of entry into force.