The Australia-New Zealand (CER) Economic Relations Trade Agreement (CER) of 1983 is by far the oldest of the four Australian Free Trade Agreements (SAAs) with other countries – Australia has FTA agreements with Singapore (July 2003); Thailand (January 2005); and the United States (January 2005). The 2013 ERC Investment Protocol is an ambitious investment agreement and maintains the status of the RECs as one of the most comprehensive free trade agreements in the world. The protocol reduces compliance costs and provides greater legal certainty for cross-Channel investors by providing for higher thresholds for the control of foreign investments. Austrade can help Australian companies become familiar with local market conditions and help develop export opportunities through a number of merchant and Australian services. The Australia New Zealand Closer Economic Agreement (ANZCERTA), which entered into force in 1983, was Australia`s first bilateral agreement. ANZCERTA has created one of the most open and successful free trade agreements in the world. Timetable: CER replaced the New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in 1965. Discussions began in the late 1970s and a new agreement was reached in December 1982. The REB entered into force in January 1983. Since 1983, trade between New Zealand and Australia has steadily increased. Trans-Simanic merchandise trade amounted to NZ$14.5 billion.
Our merchandise exports to Australia amounted to NZ$8.3 billion, representing 17.1% of our total exports. Organizations such as CANZUK International have also called for the ERC and the Trans-Tasman Travel Arrangement to be extended to the United Kingdom and Canada to allow free trade and free movement of people in four of the Commonwealth`s largest empires. All products that comply with the CER`s rules of origin can be traded duty-free between New Zealand and Australia. The commission announced the investigation on 7 March 2006 in The Australian. Letters inviting bids were sent to relevant ministers, Commonwealth agencies and a large number of organizations that had an expected interest in Australia`s economic and trade relations with New Zealand. A press release was widely distributed. The 1988 Protocol on Trade in Services (link leaving this page) achieved free trade in almost all services and allowed New Zealand and Australian service providers full access to each other`s markets. . .