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 total elimination of tariffs (customs duties) between New Zealand and Australia by 1990.
Courtesy of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Te whakamahi i tēnei tūemi
Archives New Zealand - Te Rua Mahara o te Kāwanatanga
Reference: AAEG W2879 626 Box 1 a 1 1
Photograph by Barry Le Lievre
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