24 Jun 2010

Australia-NZ deal on streamlining export process

8:36 am on 24 June 2010

The New Zealand and Australian governments have completed a review of which goods can be exported between the two countries duty-free under the Closer Economic Relations trade agreement.

Trade Minister Tim Groser says the review of the Rules of Origin will help streamline the export process for a number of industries.

He says it will also bring the rules into line with other free-trade agreements concluded since 2007 by both Australia and New Zealand with other trading partners.