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Civil Aviation Agreement

These include a number of important rights and obligations agreements with several aviation partners: the 2001 Multilateral Agreement on the Liberalization of International Air Transport (MALIAT) with New Zealand, Singapore, Brunei and Chile, to which Tonga and Mongolia subsequently acceded; the 2007 Air Services Agreement with the European Union and its Member States; and the 2011 Air Services Agreement between the United States of America, the European Republic and its Member States, Iceland and Norway. The United States has more restrictive air agreements with a number of other countries, including China. The Department of Foreign Affairs negotiates, in collaboration with the Ministries of Transport and Trade, agreements with foreign governments that provide the framework for commercial air services. .