Story: Customs and tariffs

Free trade agreement with China

Free trade agreement with China

In April 2008 New Zealand and China signed a free trade agreement. Bilateral trade agreements were an alternative strategy for New Zealand after hopes were dashed for a reduction in world trade barriers on agricultural goods. Helen Clark, prime minister at the time, is seen waving the agreement behind the Great Wall.

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Tony Simpson, 'Customs and tariffs - Tariffs and the GATT', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 4 December 2021)

Story by Tony Simpson, published 11 Mar 2010