New legislation to implement the New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement (NZ-EU FTA) was introduced to Parliament in late January 2024. This has now been referred to a Select Committee, who have called for public submissions on the European Union Free Trade Agreement Legislation Amendment Bill.
More information on the request for public submissions and the submission process is available on the New Zealand Parliament website.
Request for submissions: European Union Free Trade Agreement Legislation Amendment Bill – New Zealand Parliament
The closing date for submissions is 11:59pm on Friday, 16 February 2024.
The Bill introduces substantial amendments to the Geographical Indications (Wine and Spirits) Registration Act 2006. These include the registration of almost 2,000 European Union geographical indications in New Zealand, as well as new enforcement measures for registered geographical indications. The Bill also includes smaller consequential changes to the Trade Marks Act 2002.
- European Union Free Trade Agreement Legislation Amendment Bill – New Zealand Parliament
- European Union Free Trade Agreement Legislation Amendment Bill – New Zealand Legislation
- New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
- Geographical indications – Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
- How a bill becomes law – New Zealand Parliament