The EU and New Zealand agreed to launch negotiations on the FTA

The EU and New Zealand agreed to launch negotiations on the FTA


The parties agreed to take steps to obtain the necessary permission to conduct negotiations that will lead to deep and comprehensive free trade agreement.

BRUSSELS, 29 Oct. Natalia Dobrovolskaya. The EU and New Zealand agreed to launch negotiations on creating a free trade zone, said in a joint statement of the presidents of the European Commission and the European Council Jean-Claude Juncker and Donald Tusk and Prime Minister of New Zealand John Kay.

“Today we have committed to start negotiations to quickly come to quality deep and comprehensive free trade agreement. Discussion to determine the scope and overall approach to the negotiations should begin as soon as possible”, — said in a statement.

The leaders noted that they agreed to take steps to obtain required permissions to conduct negotiations.

“We believe that the free trade agreement will support sustainable economic growth and investment, will open new opportunities for trade and business and create new jobs”, — said the presidents of the European Commission, the European Council and Prime Minister of New Zealand.