On 30 June 2022, New Zealand and the European Union concluded negotiations on a free trade agreement.
New Zealand has longstanding historical, cultural, political and economic ties to Europe. These are the foundation for our modern relationship with the European Union and for its twenty-seven Member States.
The European Union is a close and like-minded partner for New Zealand. A high-quality and inclusive free trade agreement deepens that partnership, will deliver significant economic gains, and reinforces high standards in areas that matter to New Zealanders.
This FTA creates new opportunities, cuts costs through more favourable access to the EU, and will play an important role in our Trade Recovery Strategy.
As with our other free trade agreements, we have preserved the unique status of the Treaty of Waitangi. The agreement increases opportunities and reduces barriers for Māori businesses in one of the world’s biggest markets.
For more information: