Chapter 2 of the report continues with an overview of the various agenda meetings between ministers, officials and businessmen from Australia and New Zealand. In the past, ANZLF has played an important role in defining the trans-Tasman agenda, particularly in the economic field, such as supporting the acceleration of the SEM initiative and promoting the concept of a “net trans-Tasman benefit”. He has a New Zealand co-chair (currently Adrian Littlewood, Executive Chef at Auckland Airport) and an Australian co-chair (Ann Sherry AO, Executive Chairman of Carnival Australia). ANTLF has working groups that have championed and designed the agenda in five sectors: innovation, infrastructure, tourism, health technologies and agriculture. The Australian Customs and Border Protection requires the exporter to declare that the products meet the original criteria of the agreement and that they meet the original criteria. The Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership Agreement (P4) is an agreement between Brunei Darussalam, Chile, Singapore and NZ. The P4 agreement, which represents “Pacific 4,” came into force in 2006. Under P4, most tariffs on goods traded between Member States were immediately abolished, with the remaining tariffs expiring (until 2015 for Brunei Darussalam and 2017 for Chile). Singapore is also a party to the ASEAN-Australia Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA), the Trans-Pacific Strategic Economic Partnership (P4) and the Trans-Pacific Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPTPP). The rules of origin of the new ANZSCEP protocol contain the largest number of provisions facilitating trade in these agreements and incorporate them into the new CSR timetable as part of the protocol. The Enhanced Economic Partnership Agreement between New Zealand and Hong Kong,China (NZ-HKC CEP) was signed on 29 March 2010 in Hong Kong and came into force on 1 January 2011. The agreement allows products exported from Hong Kong, China, to receive preferential tariff treatment upon importation into the NZ.
Currently, all those who are imported into Hong Kong, China, are duty free, regardless of their origin. The agreement ensures that in the future, New Zealand goods imported into Hong Kong will remain duty-free in China.