For more information on rules of origin and agreement, visit Fact Sheet 8 (PDF 701 KB). 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. The Air Services Agreement between Canada and New Zealand was signed in 1985. The national airlines of the two countries, Air Canada and Air New Zealand, are members of Star Alliance. In November 2007, Air New Zealand opened a non-stop service between Auckland and Vancouver, which operates three times a week. 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. Thailand is also a party to the AANZFTA agreement.
Distributors should consider what is the most appropriate agreement for their imported/exported products. 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. Revised rules of origin for trans-Tasman trade came into effect on September 1, 2011. For more information on the rules of origin for ANCERTA and general instructions for using the agreement, see fact sheet 20 (PDF 268 KB). More information can also be found on the MFAT website. Canada is a growing market for trade and investment, offering opportunities in the areas of health-computer science, wood and construction products, agile technology, including specialized manufacturing and clean technology, specialty food and beverages, and agritech. In these areas, there is room for increased cooperation in the field of research, science and technology. Take your business to the next level.
Discover opportunities to increase your footprint in New Zealand with the help of our Trade Commissioner Service (TCS) and learn more about trade relations between the two countries, market facts and other discoveries. 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). The Enhanced Economic Partnership Agreement between New Zealand and Hong Kong,China (NZ-HKC CEP) was signed on 29 March 2010 in Hong Kong and came into force on 1 January 2011. The agreement allows products exported from Hong Kong, China, to receive preferential tariff treatment upon importation into the NZ. Currently, all those who are imported into Hong Kong, China, are duty free, regardless of their origin. The agreement ensures that in the future, New Zealand goods imported into Hong Kong will remain duty-free in China.