The New Zealand-China Free Trade Agreement (NZCFTA) entered into force on 1 October 2008. New Zealand was the first OECD country to sign a comprehensive free trade agreement with China. New Zealand also has bilateral trade agreements with Malaysia, Australia and Thailand. Distributors should consider the agreement that offers the most benefits for their imported/exported products. Generally speaking, trade diversion means that a free trade agreement would divert trade from more efficient suppliers outside the area to less efficient suppliers within territories. On the other hand, the creation of trade implies that a free trade agreement creates trade that might not otherwise have existed. In any case, the creation of businesses will improve the national well-being of a country.  For most goods, goods originating in New Zealand under this Agreement do not need to be accompanied by a certificate of origin issued by a certification body. The trade agreement database provided by ITC`s Market Access Card. Given that hundreds of free trade agreements are currently in force and are under negotiation (around 800 according to the ITC Origin Facilitator rule, including non-reciprocal trade agreements), it is important for companies and policymakers to keep an eye on their status. There are a number of free trade agreement custodians available either at the national, regional or international level.
Among the most important are the database on Latin American free trade agreements established by the Latin American Integration Association , the database of the Asian Regional Integration Centre (ARIC), the information agreements of Asian countries and the portal on negotiations and free trade agreements of the European Union.  In the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT 1994), free trade agreements were initially defined to cover only trade in goods.  Article V of the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS) defines “economic integration agreement” as an agreement with a similar purpose, i.e. to promote the liberalization of services.  However, in practice, the term is now often used to refer to agreements that include not only goods, but also services and even investments. Environmental provisions have also become increasingly common in international investment agreements, such as free trade agreements. :104 The ASEAN-Australia-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) is a regional trade agreement between the Association of South Asian Nations (ASEAN), Australia and New Zealand. Entered into force in 2010 for Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Myanmar, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, AANZFTA entered into force in 2011 for Laos and Cambodia and for Indonesia in 2012.
Conditions applicable to products benefiting from preferential treatment of customs duties or reduced duties: the Free Trade Agreement between the United States and Chile provides for a reduction in customs duties on certain products originating in the United States and Chile and traded between them. It is the responsibility of the Chilean importer to receive preferential treatment for a given lot at the time of customs clearance of the goods. (Under the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement, the ultimate responsibility for the validity of the claim rests with the importer and not the exporter, as is the case with NAFTA.) To claim the preferential rate of duty, the importer must submit to Chilean Customs a written declaration which may or may not take the form of a certificate of origin. . . .