Steve Hoadley presents material from his recent book, New Zealand Trade Negotiations, touching on past trade access breakthroughs, current geopolitical-economic uncertainties, and future hopes with regard to free trade agreements (FTAs) between the EU and the UK post-Brexit.

“New Zealand has been a leader in trade liberalisation since we negotiated privileged entry to the European Economic Community in 1971,” says Dr Hoadley.

His book traces New Zealand’s successful FTA initiatives with Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, ASEAN, South Korea and Chile and its achievement of trade ‘firsts’ with China, Hong Kong and Taiwan. After reviewing New Zealand’s participation in the World Trade Organisation, Dr Hoadley offers speculation regarding seven pending FTAs, the suspended Trans-Pacific Partnership, and the prospective Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership.


Hosted by the Europe Institute 


Steve Hoadley has written extensively on political aspects of New Zealand trade. His latest book is New Zealand Trade Negotiations (Wellington: NZ Institute of International Affairs, 2017).

Stephen Hoadley’s book New Zealand Trade Negotiations (2017, 297 pp) is available at the Auckland University Book Shop @ $35

or by mail from

New Zealand Institute of International Affairs

c/o Victoria University

PO Box 600

Wellington 6140

@ $40 ($30 for students) including GST and postage.

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