Information on the rules of origin and the use of this agreement can be found in The Thailand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (PDF 262 KB). More information about Thailand CEP can also be found on the MFAT website. Engagement in free trade negotiations is a crucial part of the process, as the government helps us achieve the best outcome for New Zealanders. For more information on rules of origin and agreement, visit Fact Sheet 8 (PDF 701 KB). Read more about the EU`s current trade relationship with New Zealand The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) is a regional trade agreement that includes the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia and New Zealand. AANZFTA came into force in 2010 for Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam and came into force in 2011 for Laos and Cambodia and in 2012 for Indonesia. 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 negotiates bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements with the following blocs and countries: The Trans-Pacific Strategic Partnership is the first free trade agreement between Asia, the Pacific and America. In 2017, the EU and New Zealand entered into a partnership agreement containing a number of rules for economic and trade cooperation. In addition, New Zealand has been a member of the WTO since 1995. NZ also has bilateral trade agreements with Malaysia, Australia and Thailand.

Distributors should consider the agreement that is most beneficial to their imported/exported products. The goods can be shipped by a non-party party to the agreement and maintain preference. However, goods must not enter the trade or trade of a party or be subject to certain operations other than unloading, transshipment, deconditioning and other procedures necessary to keep the goods in good condition while they are being transported by that party. 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).