Although free trade agreements for New Zealand generally contain some sort of exception to the Treaty of Waitangi, the effects of a free trade agreement go beyond narrow exceptions and cover different sectors ranging from natural resources and audiovisual services to geographical indications. In addition, New Zealand is at the heart of the development of the main free trade agreement currently under negotiation – the Trans-Pacific Agreement on Strategic Economic Partnerships. The TPPA, if completed, will include a number of ASEAN countries, as well as Australia, Chile and Peru, and especially the United States. It is extremely relevant and it is time to look at the current free trade agreements in New Zealand, given the scarcity of information provided from the TPPA negotiations and, in particular, its impact on New Zealand`s regulatory autonomy. . . .