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Closer Economic Relations, 1983

Closer Economic Relations, 1983

With an aide standing alongside each of them, New Zealand's High Commissioner to Australia, Sir Laurie Francis (left), and Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Trade Lionel Bowen sign the Closer Economic Relations agreement between the two countries in Canberra, Australia, in March 1983. One outcome of the agreement was the elimination of tariffs (customs duties) between New Zealand and Australia by 1990.

Courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

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Reference: AAEG W2879 626 Box 1 a 1 1
Photograph by Barry Le Lievre

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Michael Green, 'Foreign policy and diplomatic representation - Foreign policy in Europe and beyond', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 16 June 2024)

Story by Michael Green, published 20 Jun 2012, updated 1 May 2016