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CPTPP partner: New Zealand

The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a trading block that represents 495 million people with a combined gross domestic product of CAD $13.5 trillion – a full 13.5% of global GDP.  Through the CPTPP, Canada now has preferential access to some of the world’s most dynamic and fast-growing markets, which will strengthen Canadian businesses, grow the economy, and create more well-paying jobs for middle class Canadians.

The CPTPP entered into force for the first six countries to ratify the Agreement – Australia, Canada, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, and Singapore – on December 30, 2018, for Vietnam on January 14, 2019, for Peru on September 19, 2021, for Malaysia on November 29, 2022 and for Chile on February 20, 2023. For the remaining signatory (Brunei), the CPTPP will enter into force 60 days after that country ratifies the Agreement.

Why New Zealand matters

Canada-New Zealand trade snapshot

Top Canadian Exports to New Zealand (2015-2017 average, $CAD)

Pie chart of Canada's top exports to New Zealand (2015-17 average)
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Canada's Top Exports to New Zealand (2015-2017 average,  $CAD)

  • Total value of exports to New Zealand: $468,000,000
  • Forest products and value-added wood products: $89,000,000
  • Agricultural products (including frozen pork, pet food and condiments): $87,000,000
  • Industrial machinery: $68,000,000
  • Metals and minerals: $45,000,000
  • Fertilizer: $37,000,000

Key facts and figures

Canada-New Zealand trade

Canada-New Zealand tourism

Canada’s top merchandise imports from New Zealand (2015-2017 average)

Canada’s imports of services from New Zealand (2016)

Canada’s top merchandise exports to New Zealand (2015-2017 average)

Canada’s exports of services to New Zealand (2016)

How the CPTPP helps Canada-New Zealand trade and investment

Sectoral opportunities in New Zealand

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