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Free trade agreements

As an exporting nation, New Zealand is committed to liberalising trade. Trade agreements between two or more countries make international trade easier and more efficient.

The expected benefits from the conclusion of a free trade agreement (FTA) with another country are increased where the FTA is comprehensive and the range of the market opening is wide. As government procurement represents significant expenditure, New Zealand seeks to open these markets to New Zealand exporters through free trade agreements.

Read Trade Relationships and Agreements on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade website, which contains details of the free trade agreements that New Zealand currently has in place.

New Zealand exporters can provide their views on access to government procurement markets through free trade agreements to:

Government Procurement Solutions
Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Box 1473


Last updated 8 October 2013