The Integration Partnership Forum is a collaboration between the governments of New Zealand and Australia. It provides an opportunity for ASEAN countries to share the insights and lessons learnt from nearly thirty years of the Australia - New Zealand Closer Economic Relations (CER)/Single Economic Market (SEM) journey, and to consider possible implications for their own process of economic integration.
The New Zealand and Australian Prime Ministers, in their statement of 16 February 2011, "agreed on the importance of developing the wider potential of CER, including by collaborating on a CER-ASEAN Integration Partnership Forum to share the lessons learnt from CER and the SEM within ASEAN..."
The Third seminar will take place in Cairns , Australia on 18 June 2013 on "Competition policy in an integrated market; The CER approach". More details are available below:
To see further details, including speaker bios and presentations from Seminars One and Two, follow the links below:
|"For all the natural rivalry and competition that will always exist between our two countries .. it is together that we seek to improve the lives of all our citizens"
(Prime Minister John Key, 16 February, 2011, Wellington)
|“We took sheltered, insular economies and opened them to the world through the remarkable reforms of the 1980’s and 90’s. At the same time we opened our economies to each other creating a degree of integration that is unparalleled throughout the world.”
(The Hon Julia Gillard, Prime Minister of Australia, 16 February 2011, Wellington).
IPF Programme Manager
Asia Pacific Regional Integration Division
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade