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Saturday, 27 March 2010

New Zealand Hong-Kong CEP signed?

This week Minister of Trade Tim Groser has gone to Hong Kong and it is expected that the Hong Kong New Zealand Closer Economic Partnership will be signed.   Neither the MFAT site or the Beehive website had any information on that at the time that I am writing this post.

The MFAT website does of course have information on the agreement to be signed at:

http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Trade-and-Economic-Relations/Trade-Agreements/Hong-Kong/index.php  and  New Zealand and Hong Kong recently signed an Arrangement on Cooperation in Wine-related Business and have concluded negotiations for an Arrangement on Cooperation between Audio-Visual (Film and Digital Entertainment) Industries.

There is a report on the expecting signing at:

Given the importance of Hong Kong not only in trade, and perhaps in the freedom of information, this agreement is potentially really important.

1 comment:

Graeme said...

It was announced on Radio New Zealand this morning 29 March 2010, that the CEP will be signed in Hong Kong tonight. Also heard on the radio, Hong Kong is our 9th largest market.