The Government has made agreeing a comprehensive free trade agreement (“FTA”) with New Zealand an early priority. The Government began its first round of trade negotiations with New Zealand on 13 July 2020.
A trade deal with New Zealand would be one of the first major trade agreements pursued by a post-Brexit UK. This inquiry will focus on the Government’s aims and objectives, the progress of negotiations, and the possible impacts of a final deal for people and businesses across the UK. It is not yet known when the talks will conclude, but this inquiry will run for the duration of those talks.