Multilateral Links, Agreements Signed, Zealand-March 1998 and Technology, December 2001

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United Nations, Commonwealth, the World Trade Organisation, East Asia Summit (EAS) and ASEAN Regional Forum, India’s interest extends to the Pacific Island states and in 2003 it became a dialogue partner of the Pacific Islands Forum.

Agreements Signed

  • Trade Agreement - October 1986

  • Agreement on avoidance of Double Taxation - October 1986

  • Civil Aviation Agreement between India and New Zealand August 1997

  • MOU on Scientific and Technical Cooperation between ICAR and Horti Research of New

Zealand - March 1998

  • MoU of Technical Cooperation between Department of Agriculture and Cooperation,

  • Ministry of Agriculture, GOI and Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry Regulatory Authority of

  • New Zealand on Cooperation on Plant Quarantine Issues, April 1999

  • Arrangement between India and New Zealand for cooperation in the area of Information

Technology, December 2001

  • MoU between Indian Institute of Carpet Technology (IICT) and the Wool Research

  • Organisation of New Zealand (WRONZ), May 2003

  • MOU on Cooperation between the Indian Council of World Affairs and the New Zealand

  • Institute of International Affairs, November 2008

  • Education Cooperation Arrangement, April 2010

  • MOU between Indian Council for Cultural Relations and Victoria University of Wellington,

  • New Zealand, for establishment of Council’s short-term Chair in India’s International

  • Relations and/or Indian Politics at the University; September 2010

New Zealand PM John Key to Visit India 2011

New Zealand-India Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations: It will set up a more strategic relationship, offering partnership and development opportunities across industries - for example, New Zealand helping India to meet food security objectives. India is looking to ramp up production to meet increasing demand and New Zealand has a long agricultural history. New Zealand can also offer technology in a broad range of areas, including agri-processing, food processing, technology transfer in refrigeration, cold chains, storage and logistics for minimizing post-production losses.

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