Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for Economy
The UK-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) was signed by the Secretary of State for International Trade on 28 February. It follows the UK-Australia FTA as the second fully new trade agreement signed by the UK as an independent trading nation
Today I am publishing the Welsh Government’s report on the UK-New Zealand FTA on our Trade Policy webpages. https://gov.wales/uk-new-zealand-free-trade-agreement-a-welsh-government-perspective
The report provides commentary on the New Zealand FTA, including the areas we believe may be significant to Wales and the potential economic impacts. I hope the Wales-focused perspective and the information in the report will aid scrutiny of the agreement by Members of the Senedd, business and the public.
This statement is being issued during recess in order to keep members informed. Should members wish me to make a further statement or to answer questions on this when the Senedd returns I would be happy to do so.