US-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement
U.S.-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement
Members of the U.S. Congress have requested negotiations for a Free Trade Agreement with New Zealand. New Zealand and the United States have been strong partners and good friends for over a century. Political ties are close, business links are strong, and cultural links are many and varied. In the aftermath of September 11, New Zealand Prime Minister Clark quickly and firmly offered diplomatic, political, and military support. New Zealand is one of only two countries that has fought side-by-side with America in every war since World War I.
New Zealand is one of America’s strongest allies in international trade liberalization. New Zealand has worked consistently with the United States in trade forums, such as the WTO and APEC. Two way trade between the United States and New Zealand has increased by 41.8 percent in the past five years to approximately $7.9 billion in 2015.
In 2015, California exports to New Zealand increased to $569.3 million from $438 million in 2009.