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Old friends, New opportunities – a discussion paper on the potential for a UK-NZ FTA

by | Nov 28, 2018 | Reports & Publications | 0 comments

November 2018 In a new report, the New Zealand International Business Forum examines the case for an ambitious FTA between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.   The UK is one of New Zealand’s oldest and closest trading partners, and although the current relationship is solid, there is clearly potential to deepen and broaden the trade and economic engagement and bring the relationship into the 21st-century.  There would commercial, economic and strategic benefits for both sides in such a deal.

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NZIBF UK FTA report November 2018

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