Earlier this week, Boris Johnson said the UK hoped to conclude a trade deal with the EU by the end of next month that would pave the way for bilateral free trade agreements with countries such as Australia and New Zealand. However, as we know, there are still many obstacles to a free trade agreement between Britain and the EU and progress has been limited so far… The EU and Australia have concluded negotiations for a political framework agreement with a number of economic and trade cooperation agreements. We agreed on the geographical indications of protection under the agreement. Learn more. A free trade agreement with the EU will benefit Maori businesses while protecting their rights. The annual high-level dialogue on high-level trade policy meets regularly to discuss bilateral trade relations. In 2003, a veterinary agreement to facilitate the trade in live animals and animal products (at the same time for the protection of human and animal health) came into force and was updated in 2015. 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. This is because New Zealand is negotiating bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements with the following blocs and countries: so far, the EU and Australia have maintained their trade and economic relations under the EU-Australia 2008 partnership. The aim is to facilitate trade in industrial products between the EU and Australia by removing technical barriers and improving trade in services and investment. It is hoped that by entering into agreements with countries such as Australia and New Zealand, the UK government will be able to diversify its trading partners (although Australia and New Zealand account for a very small portion of the UK`s trade relative to the EU, which is by far the UK`s largest market). 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. New Zealand`s trade minister said the negotiations would focus on removing tariffs, new approaches to non-tariff barriers, reducing customs cooperation and regulation, and trade provisions to support sustainable development (including climate change). EU and Australian officials met in Brussels from 2-6 July 2018 for the first round of trade talks.

The discussions took place in a very good and constructive atmosphere and showed a common commitment to the negotiation of an ambitious and comprehensive agreement. Seventeen working groups met in almost all areas of the future trade agreement. The next roundtable is scheduled for Australia in November. The first round of negotiations for a trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand was also held in Brussels from 16 to 20 July 2018. The discussions confirmed a high degree of coherence in the views of both parties in most areas of negotiation. The next round will take place in the fall in New Zealand. The goal of concluding a free trade agreement in six months is extremely ambitious: most free trade agreements take several years to negotiate and conclude (for example). B, the recent EU-Canada agreement, which lasted about eight years between the start of negotiations and the ratification of CETA).

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`s economy is a market economy heavily dependent on international trade, particularly with Australia, the United States,