China and New Zealand have held the second round of negotiations on an upgrade to their free trade agreement (FTA).
Representatives from the two countries met in Beijing on July 4 to discuss matters such as technical trade barriers, rules of origin, customs procedures, and trade facilitation. The China-New Zealand FTA was signed in 2008 and was the first FTA reached between China and a developed country.
China announced the commencement of upgrade talks in late March, following Chinese Premier Li Keqiang’s meeting with New Zealand’s Prime Minister, Bill English.
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