Organizations such as CANZUK International have also called for the ERC and Trans-Tasman Travel to be extended to the UK and Canada, allowing free trade and free movement of people in four of the Commonwealth`s largest empires. Traders and exporters can benefit from preferential tariff treatment under the AANZFTA. To use it, products must comply with the AANZFTA`s rules of origin. The Australia-New Zealand Closer Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER) is a free trade agreement between the governments of New Zealand and Australia. On March 28, 1983, the treaty itself was signed only by the Australian Deputy Prime Minister and Trade Minister Lionel Bowen and the New Zealand High Commissioner for Australia, Laurie Francis, in Canberra, Australia. NZ also has bilateral trade agreements with Malaysia, Australia and Thailand. Distributors should consider the agreement that is most beneficial to their imported/exported products. 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). Thailand is also a party to the AANZFTA agreement. Distributors should consider what is the most appropriate agreement for their imported/exported products. Information on the rules of origin and the use of this agreement can be found in The Thailand Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (PDF 262 KB).
More information about Thailand CEP can also be found on the MFAT website. As soon as 70% of customs positions come into force will be duty-free for goods entering Taipei. Levies on the remaining lines will decrease over a 12-year period. Information on rules of origin for imports from Chinese Taipei and exports to Chinese Taipei is presented in fact sheet 48 (PDF 346 KB). The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Area (AANZFTA) is one of the most dynamic economic regions in the world. The South Pacific Regional Trade and Economic Cooperation Agreement (SPARTECA) is a non-reciprocal trade agreement in which NZ (with Australia) provides preferential tariff treatment for certain products that are the production or production of Pacific Forum countries (known as the Forum Island Countries). For NZ products exported to an Island Country Forum, there is no preferential rate.