New Zealand: Premier Li visits New Zealand – FTA to be upgraded

Last Updated: 2 April 2017
Article by Tim Tubman and Jack Rao

The biggest development from Chinese Premier Li Keqiang's successful visit to New Zealand this week was the commitment to upgrade the China-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA).

李克强总理本周对新西兰的成功访问的最大进展是承诺升级中国-新西兰双边自由贸易协定(简称“自贸协定")。

Negotiations will begin next month, with the first round of talks being held on 27 April in Beijing.

谈判将从下月开始,首轮会谈将于4月27日在北京举行。

The China-New Zealand FTA, a world first for any developed country, was a significant achievement for both partners when it was signed in 2008, and has allowed the relationship between the two countries to grow and deepen.

中国-新西兰自贸协定是全球发达国家中的第一份,在2008年签订时是合作双方的一个重要成就,并且已经使得两个国家之间的关系不断成长和深化。

Other commitments either entered into - or reinforced - while Premier Li was in New Zealand include the signing of:

在李克强总理访问新西兰期间,其他承诺也得到签订或加强,包括签署:

  • a Memorandum of Cooperation to begin a six-month trial for exporting chilled beef, goat and sheep meat to China
    一份关于开始一个为期六个月的出口冷冻牛肉、山羊肉和绵羊肉到中国的实验的合作备忘录
  • a Memorandum of Cooperation agreeing to an export plan for Chinese onions to New Zealand
    一份关于一个同意中国出口洋葱到新西兰的计划的合作备忘录
  • a mutual recognition agreement to reduce border clearance costs for exporters recognised as "trusted" to the importing nation (this is to take effect on 1 July 2017)
    一份关于为被认定为“信任的"出口商减少进口国家的边境清关成本的相互认可协定(这将在2017年7月1日生效)
  • an Arrangement of Cooperation on Electronic Commerce
    一份关于电子商务的合作安排
  • a Memorandum of Arrangement on Strengthening Cooperation on the Belt and Road Initiative – China's flagship policy to drive its global interconnectedness
    一份关于加强作为中国驱动全球相互连接的旗舰政策的一带一路计划的合作的安排备忘录
  • an Environmental Cooperation Framework between the New Zealand Institute of Environmental Science and Research Ltd and the Chinese Research Academy of Environmental Science
    一份新西兰环境科学与研究有限公司和中国环境科学研究院之间的环境合作框架协议
  • a Communique to promote sustainable fisheries governance and to combat illegal fishing
    一份关于促进可持续渔业管治和反制非法捕鱼的公报
  • an Arrangement to strengthen exchanges on international development cooperation, including in the Pacific region, and
    一份关于加强国际开发合作交流的安排,包括在太平洋区域内,和
  • a Health Research Arrangement on blue skies research cooperation between the New Zealand Health Research Council and China's Natural Science Foundation.
    一份关于蓝天研究合作的新西兰健康研究理事会和中国自然科学基金会之间的健康研究安排。

Also, some environment and agricultural announcements were made, including the commitment to enhancing bilateral climate change cooperation and expertise exchange and an Agricultural Growth Partnership to focus on animal health.

同时,一些环境和农业方面的声明也得以发布,包括提升双边气候变化合作和专业技术交流的承诺和一份专注动物健康的农业成长合作伙伴计划。

The two countries have also agreed to strengthen cooperation on judicial and law enforcement issues and to fight corruption and transnational crime jointly.

两个国家也同意了加强在司法和执法问题上的合作以联合打击腐败和商业性犯罪。

Commitments made on the tourism front include increasing the maximum allowable number of direct flights between the two countries each week from 49 to 59 immediately, five-year business/tourist visas and use of the SmartGate for Chinese passport holders and naming 2019 the China-New Zealand Year of Tourism.

在旅游领域做出的承诺包括将两个国家间每周直航班次最高允许数量立即从49提升到59,中国护照持有人的五年期商务/旅游签证和使用便捷通关,以及将2019年命名为中国-新西兰旅游年。

It is encouraging to see the further progress of the two nations' relationship as a result of this visit. Our dedicated China Desk advises Chinese investors and companies entering or active in the New Zealand market through a focused, multi-disciplinary team of M&A, property, finance, commercial and litigation specialists. Our senior partners and Mandarin-speaking lawyers work together to obtain the best possible outcomes for clients.

看到两个国家之间的关系因李总理的此次访问而得到进一步提升实在让人欢欣鼓舞。我们卓著的中国业务部为中国的投资者和公司进入或在新西兰市场开展业务提供服务,我们拥有一个专业的多领域协作的团队,包括兼并收购、房地产、金融、商业和诉讼方面的专家。我们的高级合伙人和说中文的律师一起工作为我们的客户获得最好的成就。

The information in this article is for informative purposes only and should not be relied on as legal advice. Please contact Chapman Tripp for advice tailored to your situation.

To print this article, all you need is to be registered on Mondaq.com.

Click to Login as an existing user or Register so you can print this article.

Authors
 
Some comments from our readers…
“The articles are extremely timely and highly applicable”
“I often find critical information not available elsewhere”
“As in-house counsel, Mondaq’s service is of great value”

Related Topics
 
Related Articles
 
Up-coming Events Search
Tools
Print
Font Size:
Translation
Channels
Mondaq on Twitter
 
Register for Access and our Free Biweekly Alert for
This service is completely free. Access 250,000 archived articles from 100+ countries and get a personalised email twice a week covering developments (and yes, our lawyers like to think you’ve read our Disclaimer).
 
Email Address
Company Name
Password
Confirm Password
Position
Mondaq Topics -- Select your Interests
 Accounting
 Anti-trust
 Commercial
 Compliance
 Consumer
 Criminal
 Employment
 Energy
 Environment
 Family
 Finance
 Government
 Healthcare
 Immigration
 Insolvency
 Insurance
 International
 IP
 Law Performance
 Law Practice
 Litigation
 Media & IT
 Privacy
 Real Estate
 Strategy
 Tax
 Technology
 Transport
 Wealth Mgt
Regions
Africa
Asia
Asia Pacific
Australasia
Canada
Caribbean
Europe
European Union
Latin America
Middle East
U.K.
United States
Worldwide Updates
Registration (you must scroll down to set your data preferences)

Mondaq Ltd requires you to register and provide information that personally identifies you, including your content preferences, for three primary purposes (full details of Mondaq’s use of your personal data can be found in our Privacy and Cookies Notice):

  • To allow you to personalize the Mondaq websites you are visiting to show content ("Content") relevant to your interests.
  • To enable features such as password reminder, news alerts, email a colleague, and linking from Mondaq (and its affiliate sites) to your website.
  • To produce demographic feedback for our content providers ("Contributors") who contribute Content for free for your use.

Mondaq hopes that our registered users will support us in maintaining our free to view business model by consenting to our use of your personal data as described below.

Mondaq has a "free to view" business model. Our services are paid for by Contributors in exchange for Mondaq providing them with access to information about who accesses their content. Once personal data is transferred to our Contributors they become a data controller of this personal data. They use it to measure the response that their articles are receiving, as a form of market research. They may also use it to provide Mondaq users with information about their products and services.

Details of each Contributor to which your personal data will be transferred is clearly stated within the Content that you access. For full details of how this Contributor will use your personal data, you should review the Contributor’s own Privacy Notice.

Please indicate your preference below:

Yes, I am happy to support Mondaq in maintaining its free to view business model by agreeing to allow Mondaq to share my personal data with Contributors whose Content I access
No, I do not want Mondaq to share my personal data with Contributors

Also please let us know whether you are happy to receive communications promoting products and services offered by Mondaq:

Yes, I am happy to received promotional communications from Mondaq
No, please do not send me promotional communications from Mondaq
Terms & Conditions

Mondaq.com (the Website) is owned and managed by Mondaq Ltd (Mondaq). Mondaq grants you a non-exclusive, revocable licence to access the Website and associated services, such as the Mondaq News Alerts (Services), subject to and in consideration of your compliance with the following terms and conditions of use (Terms). Your use of the Website and/or Services constitutes your agreement to the Terms. Mondaq may terminate your use of the Website and Services if you are in breach of these Terms or if Mondaq decides to terminate the licence granted hereunder for any reason whatsoever.

Use of www.mondaq.com

To Use Mondaq.com you must be: eighteen (18) years old or over; legally capable of entering into binding contracts; and not in any way prohibited by the applicable law to enter into these Terms in the jurisdiction which you are currently located.

You may use the Website as an unregistered user, however, you are required to register as a user if you wish to read the full text of the Content or to receive the Services.

You may not modify, publish, transmit, transfer or sell, reproduce, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, link, display, or in any way exploit any of the Content, in whole or in part, except as expressly permitted in these Terms or with the prior written consent of Mondaq. You may not use electronic or other means to extract details or information from the Content. Nor shall you extract information about users or Contributors in order to offer them any services or products.

In your use of the Website and/or Services you shall: comply with all applicable laws, regulations, directives and legislations which apply to your Use of the Website and/or Services in whatever country you are physically located including without limitation any and all consumer law, export control laws and regulations; provide to us true, correct and accurate information and promptly inform us in the event that any information that you have provided to us changes or becomes inaccurate; notify Mondaq immediately of any circumstances where you have reason to believe that any Intellectual Property Rights or any other rights of any third party may have been infringed; co-operate with reasonable security or other checks or requests for information made by Mondaq from time to time; and at all times be fully liable for the breach of any of these Terms by a third party using your login details to access the Website and/or Services

however, you shall not: do anything likely to impair, interfere with or damage or cause harm or distress to any persons, or the network; do anything that will infringe any Intellectual Property Rights or other rights of Mondaq or any third party; or use the Website, Services and/or Content otherwise than in accordance with these Terms; use any trade marks or service marks of Mondaq or the Contributors, or do anything which may be seen to take unfair advantage of the reputation and goodwill of Mondaq or the Contributors, or the Website, Services and/or Content.

Mondaq reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to take any action that it deems necessary and appropriate in the event it considers that there is a breach or threatened breach of the Terms.

Mondaq’s Rights and Obligations

Unless otherwise expressly set out to the contrary, nothing in these Terms shall serve to transfer from Mondaq to you, any Intellectual Property Rights owned by and/or licensed to Mondaq and all rights, title and interest in and to such Intellectual Property Rights will remain exclusively with Mondaq and/or its licensors.

Mondaq shall use its reasonable endeavours to make the Website and Services available to you at all times, but we cannot guarantee an uninterrupted and fault free service.

Mondaq reserves the right to make changes to the services and/or the Website or part thereof, from time to time, and we may add, remove, modify and/or vary any elements of features and functionalities of the Website or the services.

Mondaq also reserves the right from time to time to monitor your Use of the Website and/or services.

Disclaimer

The Content is general information only. It is not intended to constitute legal advice or seek to be the complete and comprehensive statement of the law, nor is it intended to address your specific requirements or provide advice on which reliance should be placed. Mondaq and/or its Contributors and other suppliers make no representations about the suitability of the information contained in the Content for any purpose. All Content provided "as is" without warranty of any kind. Mondaq and/or its Contributors and other suppliers hereby exclude and disclaim all representations, warranties or guarantees with regard to the Content, including all implied warranties and conditions of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, title and non-infringement. To the maximum extent permitted by law, Mondaq expressly excludes all representations, warranties, obligations, and liabilities arising out of or in connection with all Content. In no event shall Mondaq and/or its respective suppliers be liable for any special, indirect or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data or profits, whether in an action of contract, negligence or other tortious action, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Content or performance of Mondaq’s Services.

General

Mondaq may alter or amend these Terms by amending them on the Website. By continuing to Use the Services and/or the Website after such amendment, you will be deemed to have accepted any amendment to these Terms.

These Terms shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and you irrevocably submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of England and Wales to settle any dispute which may arise out of or in connection with these Terms. If you live outside the United Kingdom, English law shall apply only to the extent that English law shall not deprive you of any legal protection accorded in accordance with the law of the place where you are habitually resident ("Local Law"). In the event English law deprives you of any legal protection which is accorded to you under Local Law, then these terms shall be governed by Local Law and any dispute or claim arising out of or in connection with these Terms shall be subject to the non-exclusive jurisdiction of the courts where you are habitually resident.

You may print and keep a copy of these Terms, which form the entire agreement between you and Mondaq and supersede any other communications or advertising in respect of the Service and/or the Website.

No delay in exercising or non-exercise by you and/or Mondaq of any of its rights under or in connection with these Terms shall operate as a waiver or release of each of your or Mondaq’s right. Rather, any such waiver or release must be specifically granted in writing signed by the party granting it.

If any part of these Terms is held unenforceable, that part shall be enforced to the maximum extent permissible so as to give effect to the intent of the parties, and the Terms shall continue in full force and effect.

Mondaq shall not incur any liability to you on account of any loss or damage resulting from any delay or failure to perform all or any part of these Terms if such delay or failure is caused, in whole or in part, by events, occurrences, or causes beyond the control of Mondaq. Such events, occurrences or causes will include, without limitation, acts of God, strikes, lockouts, server and network failure, riots, acts of war, earthquakes, fire and explosions.

By clicking Register you state you have read and agree to our Terms and Conditions