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