Annual Forum Papers

Has the New Zealand/Australian Closer Economic Relationship (CER) been Trade Widening or Deepening?

  • Year: 2004
  • Author(s): Ron Sandrey; Dirk van Seventer

This study finds that export trade widened rather than deepened as a result of the CER trade agreement with Australia. Trade has expanded in those products that were not heavily traded prior to the agreement as opposed to an expansion of traditional-exports that were traded at the start of the agreement.