Introduced on May 4. The Bill implements the trade deal between NZ, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea, and the 10 members of ASEAN. This includes the issue of certificates of origin on goods, preferential tariff rates and transitional safeguard measures. First reading on May 18, opposed by the Greens and Māori Party. Sent to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee to be reported back by Sept 19. Reported back on Sept 3 with no changes. Second reading completed on Sept 28 with the Greens and Māori Party opposed. Committee stage Oct 19, third reading Oct 21 with no changes in the Bill or the parties positions.
Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Legislation Bill