New Zealand is at the forefront of global initiatives that show how trade can support broader environmental and sustainable development goals. „At the sixth ASEAN summit last year, Vice President [Mike] Pence sent Trump an offer to conclude bilateral trade agreements with every indopapacific nation our partner wants to be and will respect the principles of fair and reciprocal trade,“ Peters said. „We are here to say that New Zealand, in our meteoric record and attitude towards free and fair trade, is quite willing to accept the President`s offer.“ Our exports to Thailand have almost doubled since the agreement came into force. MFAT is leading negotiations on New Zealand`s Free Trade Agreement (FTA). Free trade agreements open up market opportunities, streamline processes, reduce costs and create more security and security for companies operating abroad. They help New Zealand companies become more competitive and stay in overseas markets. 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). Other trade agreements (including the Public Procurement Agreement, the Environmental Goods Agreement and the Information Technology Agreement) In 2019, the United States had an estimated surplus of $736 million with New Zealand, down 9.8% from 2018. New Zealand is currently our 52nd largest trading partner with a total of $8.1 billion (two to too many) freight traffic in 2019. Exports of goods totaled $3.9 billion; Imports of goods amounted to $4.1 billion. The merchandise trade deficit with New Zealand was $166 million in 2019.

„Partners must support each other economically – through free trade and mutual understanding of each other`s economic imperatives – because it is the only way to achieve our collective ambitions to strengthen the economic engines that fuel our shared ambitions, to guide, to compete better and, ultimately, to see the Pacific region and others prosper,“ he said. The NZ-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement includes trade in goods and services as well as investments in one of our fastest growing export markets. CANBERRA – In a speech to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, D.C., on July 16, New Zealand Foreign Minister Winston Peters called on the United States to renew relations with the Pacific to improve trade and economic opportunity – and warned of the effects of geopolitical developments in the region. The New Zealand-Malaysia Free Trade Agreement (MNZFTA) was signed on 26 October 2009 in Kuala Lumpur and came into force on 1 August 2010. Malaysia is also a party to the ASEAN-Australia Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA). Distributors should consider the agreement that is most beneficial to their imported/exported products. 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.