June 12, 2019
EU and New Zealand complete fourth round of trade negotiations
Trade negotiators from the European Union (EU) were in New Zealand from May 13-17 for the fourth round of negotiations for a trade agreement between the EU and New Zealand.
Following the formal launch in June 2018, both sides have been discussing towards an ambitious trade agreement covering all key aspects of a modern trade relationship.
The latest negotiations covered most of the areas of the future agreement, including both sides' market access offers for services and investment, as well as for public procurement, which had been exchanged in the run-up to the round.
The European Commission says negotiators achieved good progress across all discussed areas. in this fourth round the parties reached agreement on the Transparency chapter.