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News article29 April 2018Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union1 min read


New agreement between EU and New Zealand to create a more secure and trade-friendly environment

A new customs agreement between the EU and New Zealand will officially enter into force on 1 May.
The agreement will enable both partners to work together to prevent, investigate and combat breaches of customs rules. It paves the way for more cooperation on customs security and a safer, trade-friendly environment for businesses and consumers alike.
Total trade between the EU and New Zealand in goods amounted to €8.4 billion in 2017 and trade in commercial services amounted to a further €4.4 billion in 2016.
The entry into force of the agreement this week follows its signature in July 2017.

More information

DG TAXUD webpage
Full text of the new agreement


Publication date
29 April 2018
Directorate-General for Taxation and Customs Union