New Zealand's Overseas Trade

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Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law

Date Written: 1969


This paper explains the state of New Zealand's overseas trading arrangements as at the end of the 1960s. It discusses key exports, multilateral and bilateral trade agreements, and the relationship with the GATT regime. It also covers arrangements for marketing, customs and tariffs law, and New Zealand control of overseas exchange. The paper considers the movement toward trade liberalisation and the further steps which must be taken in this regard.

Keywords: trade, GATT, New Zealand, foreign exchange, customs, tariffs, trade agreeements, exports

JEL Classification: K39

Suggested Citation

Palmer QC, Sir Geoffrey, New Zealand's Overseas Trade (1969). 3 Journal of World Trade Law 272, 1969; Victoria University of Wellington Legal Research Paper Series Palmer Paper No. 29. Available at SSRN:

Sir Geoffrey Palmer QC (Contact Author)

Victoria University of Wellington - Faculty of Law ( email )

PO Box 600
Wellington, 6140
New Zealand

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