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Experts and businesses questioned on UK-New Zealand trade deal

17 May 2022

The International Trade Committee examines the impact of the UK-New Zealand trade deal for the UK’s services and manufacturing sectors 


Wednesday 18 May 2022

At 10.00am

  • Professor Andrew Lang, Chair in International Law and Global Governance at The University of Edinburgh
  • Lucy Monks, Head of International Affairs at Federation of Small Businesses
  • Catherine Brims, International Policy Adviser at The Law Society
  • Chris Southworth, Secretary General at International Chamber of Commerce, United Kingdom

At 11.00am

  • David Henig, UK Director at European Centre for International Political Economy
  • Tim Hiscock, British Exporters’ Association and Export Development & International Trade Adviser at Strong and Herd LLP
  • Jack Semple, Alliance Secretary at Engineering and Machinery Alliance

The session will include two panels. The first, focusing on the trade in services, will explore how far the free trade agreement (FTA) represents a good deal for UK services providers. Topics may include the outlook for financial services as a result of the deal, any potential changes to the recognition of professional qualifications, and practicalities around temporary entry for business people and youth mobility between the two countries.

The second panel will focus on trade in manufactured goods, looking at what effect the provisions of the FTA will have on UK goods exports to New Zealand. MPs are likely to seek witnesses’ views on tariffs, rules of origin for goods, and whether the deal will unlock technical barriers to trade.

Total trade between the UK and New Zealand was worth £2.5 billion in the 2020-21 financial year, according to the Department for International Trade.

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