Simon Bridges, CEO of the Auckland Business Chamber, said the early entry is fantastic news for New Zealand exporters and the economy as a whole.
“After a long wait, this agreement is finally coming to fruition, and its significance cannot be overstated,” Bridges said.
“The NZ-UK FTA marks an important milestone in the trade relationship between our two nations.
“It unlocks unprecedented access to the UK market and will help our businesses to grow and diversify their trade. We expect the agreement to stimulate economic activity and create new job opportunities.
“We congratulate the government for securing such a comprehensive agreement that will deliver substantial benefits for New Zealand.
“The deal sends a positive signal to the world that New Zealand is open for business and ready to engage with its trading partners,” Bridges said.
The Auckland Business Chamber looks forward to the opportunities presented by the early entry of the FTA and encourages all New Zealand businesses to explore the possibilities of expanding their trade with the UK.
For more information, please contact Simon Bridges on 021 322 769
Simon Bridges, Chief Executive, Auckland Business Chamber