EU-New Zealand Trade Agreement

On 21 June 2018, Commissioner Malmström and Trade Minister Parker officially launched negotiations for a trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand

New Zealand is negotiating a free trade agreement with the European Union, one of the world's largest trading entities


EU Commissiones Malmström : "Together, we can conclude a win-win agreement that offers benefits to business and citizens alike. Trade agreements are about economic opportunities but they are also about strengthening ties with our close allies. In New Zealand, we know that we have a partner who stands up for the same vital values as us. This agreement is an excellent opportunity to set ambitious common rules and shape globalisation, making trade easier while safeguarding sustainable development. We can lead by example."