The importer may choose the form of the proof of origin which he requires from the exporter or producer, provided that it contains all the necessary data elements. A sample instruction is available to merchants if they wish. The CPTPP is New Zealand`s first trade agreement with Canada, our 12th largest export market, worth $1.1 billion annually, until the end of June 2018. The North American Free Trade Agreement between Canada, the United States and Mexico entered into force on January 1, 1994 and created the world`s largest free trade region by GDP. In 2014, the combined GDP for NAFTA was estimated at more than $20 trillion, with a market of 474 million people.   Building on this success, Canada continues to negotiate and conclude free trade agreements with more than 40 countries, most recently with South Korea, which is Canada`s first free trade agreement with a partner in the Asia-Pacific region. Beginning in 2018, Canada also concluded two other important multilateral trade agreements: the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) with the European Union and the Eleven-Nation Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) with ten other Pacific countries.  On September 21, 2017, CETA was provisionally applied, which immediately eliminated 98% of the Union`s tariffs on Canadian products.  Canada is currently the only G7 country to have free trade agreements with all other G7 countries. Free trade with the last G7 country, Japan, began with the entry into force of the CPTPP on 30 December 2018. Goods may be transported and preferred by a non-contracting party to the Agreement. However, the goods may not enter the trade or activity of another Party, nor may they undergo certain operations other than unloading, transhipment, repackaging and other processes necessary to keep the goods in good condition while in transit through that non-Party. New Zealand is a party to several Free Trade Agreements (SAAs) around the world.
Canada is conducting exploratory discussions on bilateral or multilateral free trade agreements with the following countries and trading blocs, although formal negotiations have not yet begun: New Zealand`s economy is a market economy heavily dependent on international trade, mainly with Australia, the United States of America, China and Japan. Highly dependent on tourism and agricultural exports, it has only small manufacturing and high-tech components. Economic reforms in recent decades have removed many barriers to foreign investment, and the World Bank has hailed New Zealand as the most business-friendly country in the world . . . .