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Decision 2002/957/EC of 28 November 2002 on the conclusion of an agreement in the form of an exchange of letters amending the annexes of the agreement between the European Community and New Zealand on health measures applicable to the trade in live animals and animal products and ACCORD OR FORME OF BRIEF CHANGE It had improved communication and cooperation in the field of health policing and had improved the requirements for trafficking. The same would be true for the United Kingdom. The agreements will ensure that New Zealand`s agreements with the UNITED Kingdom were to continue when it was part of the EU. For more details on the veterinary agreement and the mutual recognition agreement, click here (external link). One of the preparations is to overhaul the EU`s current plant health and protection agreements with the UK. This will ensure that these rules do not change suddenly for exporters when EU legislation no longer applies to the UK. The veterinary agreement has been identified as the key to the sea sea export to Europe, as it has established the principle of equivalence of health measures and reduced many potential trade stimuli. It has improved communication and cooperation in health measures and streamlined trade facilitation requirements. To ensure the continuity and stability of trade agreements, New Zealand and the United Kingdom have signed bilateral agreements: we encourage companies to make plans for a number of scenarios to minimize the impact of disruptions. These include the possibility of not concluding a trade agreement between the UK and the EU by the end of 2020. The signing of a veterinary agreement between the UK and New Zealand will ensure the safety of farmers and exporters, says Sam McIvor, CEO of Beef-Lamb New Zealand. These agreements will come into force when the UK`s transitional period ends on 31 December 2020 and the UK is no longer subject to EU rules. These agreements will enter into force at the end of the transition period.

They will ensure that New Zealand`s current agreements with the United Kingdom continue as a result of similar agreements previously concluded between New Zealand and the EU. (Read a statement with more details on the veterinary agreement and the mutual recognition agreement. The signing of the Veterinary Agreement and the Agreement on Mutual Recognition of Compliance Assessment Bodies means that products imported into the UK after Brexit will be treated in the same way as they are currently covered by EU legislation, ensuring that trade between the UK and New Zealand works smoothly. The Press Association expects up to 36 countries to sign these agreements with the UK. Since 1999, a veterinary agreement has been reached between the EU and Canada on health measures to protect public and animal health in the trade in live animals and animal products. This agreement was suspended on 21 September 2017, while the provisions and achievements of the agreement were transposed into the Comprehensive Economic Agreement (CETA), which came into force on an interim basis on that date. Decision 1/2010 of the Joint Veterinary Committee, established by the agreement between the European Community and the Swiss Confederation on agricultural trade on 1 December 2010 amending Annexes 1, 2, 5, 6, 10 and 11 of Schedule 11 of the agreement (2010/797/ue), negotiations on a free trade agreement between the EU and the NCB began in June 2018.