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Revised rules of origin for trans-Tasman trade came into effect on September 1, 2011. For more information on the rules of origin for ANCERTA and general instructions for using the agreement, see fact sheet 20 (PDF 268 KB). More information can also be found on the MFAT website. For other questions about free trade agreements, E-Mailfirstname.lastname@example.org – we will endeavour to respond to emails within 48 hours. Relations between New Zealand and Japan are corroborated by people-to-people exchanges. More than 40 New Zealand cities and municipalities have active partnerships with Japan. There are a similar number of friendship societies. These ties are supported by: NZ also has bilateral trade agreements with Malaysia, Australia and Thailand. Distributors should consider the agreement that is most beneficial to their imported/exported products.
Japan is one of New Zealand`s main scientific partners. This is reflected in an agreement on science and technology for cooperation signed in October 2009 and the creation of a scientific commission between Japan and New Zealand. In recent years, our scientific relationship with Japan has been strengthened by the development of research exchange programs and joint research projects in areas such as functional feeding. October 2019: Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister, Rt Hon Winston Peters. Joint Statement on Cooperation in the Pacific Island [DOCX, 27 KB] and Press Release (External Link) September 2019: Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Toyko. Joint Statement (external link) and press release (external link) – January 2019: Hon David Parker, Minister for Trade and Export Growth, for the first meeting of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Trade Agreement Commission – November 2018: House of Representatives Spokesperson, Rt Hon Trevor Mallard, for a meeting with his counterpart Tadamori Oshima-October 2018: Minister of Energy and Resources; and research, science and innovation, Hon Megan Woods, for the first ministerial meeting on hydrogen and signed a memorandum on cooperation with Japan on hydrogen (external press release) September 2018: Minister for forestry and regional economic development, Hon Shane Jones, for a bilateral program – June 2018: Hon David Parker, Minister of Trade and Export Growth; Economic development May 2018: Foreign Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters, who is attending the eighth Meeting of Japan-Pacific Heads of State and Government (PALM8) and holds bilateral meetings with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Taro Aso, and Foreign Minister Taro Kono (press release). May 2017: Prime Minister Bill English for a summit with Japanese Prime Minister Abe-August 2016: Minister for Economic Development, Hon Steven Joyce to promote New Zealand`s business, innovation and education interests and promote New Zealand as an investment target – June 2016: Maori Development Minister, Hon Te Ururoa Flavell, led a Maori economic delegation on a cultural and trade mission to Japan – May 2016: Minister of Trade and Consumers, Hon Paul Goldsmith, Hon Paul Goldsmith, represented New Zealand at the Nikkei 2016 International Conference in July 2015: Transport Minister Simon Bridges to discuss the application of new vehicle and energy technologies in New Zealand, New Zealand and Japan are also working together to move away from fossil fuel dependence with the signing of a hydrogen cooperation protocol in October 2018.