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E9 Trade commitments

  1. One of the objectives of New Zealand's temporary entry instructions is to contribute to building strong international links. Part of this includes supporting New Zealand's position in a global trade environment, and ensuring that New Zealand's trade commitments with respect to immigration are being met.
  2. Immigration plays an important role in ensuring New Zealand's trade commitments are met through immigration instructions providing for the mobility (temporary entry) of bona fide business people into New Zealand.
  3. New Zealand has committed itself to a range of undertakings through different agreements. To date the following agreements have been signed:
    • General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS)
    • New Zealand and Singapore Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA)
    • New Zealand and Thailand Closer Economic Partnership
    • Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership
    • Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC)
    • New Zealand and China Free Trade Agreement
    • ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA)
    • Agreement Between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC)
    • Korea-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (KNZFTA)
  4. Details of some of these trade agreements are available on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs website at the following address: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade - Trade Relationships and Agreements
  5. Specific provisions throughout immigration instructions enable New Zealand to meet the commitments that have been made in these trade agreements. These provisions are:
    • A4.65.1 Seconded business people
    • N4 Group Transit Visa for Chinese nationals
    • V3.5 Business visitors
    • V3.105 APEC Business Travel Cardholders
    • WS2.1.1 (a), (b), (c), (g) and (j) Specific purposes or event
    • WI11 Thai chefs
    • WI12 China Special Work Instructions
    • WI13 China Skilled Workers Instructions
    • WI14 Philippines Special Work Instructions
    • WI15 Vietnam Special Work Instructions
    • WI17 Indonesia Special Work Instructions
    • WI18 Primary sector trainees
    • WI19 Korea Special Work Instructions

Effective 08/05/2017


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