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7.1.3 Portability under Agreements with New Zealand


This section deals with the 1995 and 2002 Agreements with New Zealand. The 1995 Agreement commenced on 1 January 1995 and ceased on 30 June 2002. The 2002 Agreement commenced on 1 July 2002 and ceased on 31 December 2016 when the new Agreement (the 2017 Agreement) came into force.

Note: For details on portability arrangements under the current 2017 Agreement see

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