New Caledonian delegation to study construction standards [fr]
Following the signing of the New Caledonia-New Zealand Joint Cooperation Plan, both countries are looking at harmonising their standards and qualifications. As part of these efforts, a delegation from New Caledonia will be in New Zealand from August 27-29 2017.
Following a visit in March aimed at standardisation of the timber sector, a New Caledonian delegation will return to New Zealand from August 27-29 to discuss standards and qualifications in the construction sector.
Each country uses different systems of standards, and both aim to harmonise them to facilitate trade.
During their time in New Zealand, members of the New Caledonian delegation will meet institutional stakeholders including the Ministry of Primary Industries (MPI), the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) and those in charge of defining standards and checking compliance.
Signed in September 2016 by President of the Government of New Caledonia Philippe German and then-New Zealand Minister of Foreign Affairs Murray McCully, the plan aims to define the framework and objectives for bilateral trade, including through the promition of joint ventures.
The objective is to eventually reach the signing of a partnership agreement between New Caledonia and New Zealand in the fields of standards and qualifications.