A new customs agreement between the EU and New Zealand will officially enter into force on 1 May.
The agreement will enable both partners to work together to prevent, investigate and combat breaches of customs rules. It paves the way for more cooperation on customs security and a safer, trade-friendly environment for businesses and consumers alike.
Total trade between the EU and New Zealand in goods amounted to €8.4 billion in 2017 and trade in commercial services amounted to a further €4.4 billion in 2016.
The entry into force of the agreement this week follows its signature in July 2017.