Speaking to Times Radio, Peters said the “recipe” for an agreement “could have been practically signed.” Corry also stressed that a new agreement with New Zealand could pave the way for the UK to conclude additional agreements with signatories to the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (PPAC) agreement, which includes Australia, Brunei and Japan. The equivalent of Truss in New Zealand, David Parker, wrote last week in a statement in the Times that they believe trade relations “are not in line with the rest of our relationship.” A free trade agreement will help exporters and consumers while maintaining the standards that are in the minds of New Zealanders. The discussions underscored the commitment of both countries to remove trade barriers and create new trade opportunities, and the conviction that a deep and dynamic agreement can send a clear signal to the world that the UK and New Zealand are ready to fight protectionism and promote free and fair trade. “We think we`re in great shape and ready to go – we only need the British to realize that we can do more than just a trade deal at the same time.” Any agreement approved by the UK government will be fair and balanced and will be in the best interests of the whole of the UNITED Kingdom. We continue to commit to meeting our high environmental, labour, food safety and animal welfare standards in our trade agreement with New Zealand and to protecting the National Health Service (NHS). Last month, the Uk conducted a first round of negotiations with New Zealand on video connections, with a second round scheduled for October. Trade between the two countries was $2.8 billion in 2018, with the UK exporting $1.4 billion in goods and services to New Zealand during the year. “This situation does not correspond to the vision we have for our future relations,” he said, pointing to pharmaceuticals, machinery and transport equipment, beverages and vehicles, as New Zealand wants in the UK. “We welcome a free trade agreement that will open up more opportunities for small and medium-sized enterprises, Maori exporters and our regional communities, in line with our Trade for All objectives,” he said.

A spokesperson for the Department of International Trade said of The Peters interview: “We are delighted with the possibility of a free trade agreement.” READ MORE: `How can we afford it? Mancunian brilliantly shows huge stolic problems with the gas car ban Asked about what New Zealand has offered Britain as a trading partner, he replied: “We are mostly offering a country that is ready for trade deals.” New Zealand Customs – including our london and Brussels-based advisers – is working closely with the UK government as well as the European Commission and EU countries to facilitate trade during Brexit and to keep pace with Brexit. “In addition to our negotiations with Australia and Japan [a New Zealand agreement] is a step towards membership of the CPTPP – a high standard and regulatory trade area that encompasses some of the world`s most dynamic economies,” Truss said. We have come close to an ambitious and far-reaching free trade agreement with one of our oldest friends. A free trade agreement with New Zealand can generate investment, better jobs, higher wages and more affordable prices, especially when we need them most. Both negotiating teams recognized the unprecedented circumstances in which we find ourselves and reaffirmed the need to increase world trade to support the post-Covid economic recovery. The negotiations were virtual and covered an extensive agenda of discussion in all areas of a trade agreement. Truss added in his comments on POLITICO that an agreement would be a step towards a free trade agreement with a group of Asia-Pacific states. “The New