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Full list of NZ-China initiatives announced during Premier Li Keqiang visit

March 27, 2017

In addition to agreeing a date for talks to begin on a FTA upgrade, Prime Minister Bill English and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang have announced a number of  NZ China initiatives, including:

  • Access to China for chilled meat from 10 New Zealand meat processors, initially on a six-month trial with a view to later expanding trade.

  • A climate change action plan, to enable closer cooperation as both countries transition to lower carbon economies.

  • Mutual recognition of trusted exporters, which will facilitate faster border clearance times for the recognised New Zealand exporters who already account for nearly half of New Zealand’s $9.4 billion of goods exports  to China

  • An increase in the number of direct flights possible between China and New Zealand, from 49 to 59 under the Air Services Agreement.

  • Frameworks to explore new economic opportunities, including  on China’s Belt and Road Initiative, aimed at closer cooperation on regional infrastructure projects, and e-commerce, a growing platform that allows New Zealand companies to sell directly to Chinese consumers

  • Enhanced cooperation in a number of areas including agriculture, sustainable fisheries, in the South Pacific, environmental issues, education and training, international development, health research, and intellectual property.

  • Agreement to strengthen cooperation on judicial and law enforcement issues, to jointly fight corruption and transnational crime.

See the full list of initiatives at this link.  

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