New Zealand’s negotiations are well advanced towards a Free Trade Agreement with the EU, with a possible successful conclusion by the end of the year. It is being seen as one of the most modern FTAs currently under consideration.

Our AIB-Oceania President, Associate Professor Maureen Benson-Rea of the University of Auckland Business School, recently interviewed Vangelis Vitalis, the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Chief Negotiator with the EU: