Interviews and surveys

A range of interviews and one-to-one meetings with private sector and civil society organisations and other key stakeholders took place both in the EU and New Zealand.

In addition, two online surveys targeting different groups of respondents were open from May to 15 July 2019:

  • A general survey inviting views of citizens, organisations (including business organisations) and public authorities
  • A survey for businesses (regardless of their size)

Both surveys aimed at collecting stakeholder views in a comprehensive way, asking about the potential economic, social, human rights and environmental effects of the FTA, including those for consumers. The business survey furthermore addressed the potential effects of the agreement on companies, in particular SMEs.