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Leaf Through Emerging Trade Trends Underlining Potential For NZ Businesses

Press Release – Kalkine

Summary NZ recorded an annual trade balance deficit of $1.3 billion for the year ended May 2020 due to low imports over the last two months amidst lockdown. Recommencement of large-scale manufacturing in China and eased restrictions are driving the log … Read more »

New Zealand Horses Prove Their Worth In Seoul

Press Release – Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Foreign Affairs and Racing Minister Rt Hon Winston Peters has welcomed a breakthrough for New Zealand horse bloodstock sales with Korea. New Zealand sourced horses purchased by The Seoul Racehorse Owners Association delivered exceptional results in a showcase … Read more »

Business Forum Welcomes NZ UK FTA Negotiation

Press Release – NZ International Business Forum

The NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) is delighted that New Zealand and the United Kingdom have launched a negotiation to conclude an ambitious, high quality and comprehensive free trade agreement. Now that the UK is completing the final … Read more »

New Zealand and UK launch free trade talks

Press Release – New Zealand Government

New Zealand and the UK have formally launched free trade negotiations today. Read more »

New Digital Agreement With Singapore And Chile A Good Foundation, Says Business Forum

Press Release – NZIBF

Putting in place the right trade rules for the digital economy is vital for New Zealand business in the 21st century, said Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director of the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF), commenting on the virtual … Read more »

Time For EU To Commit To A Level Playing Field For Trade

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has welcomed New Zealand Trade Minister David Parkers statement that it is unacceptable for New Zealand exporters to continue facing an unlevel playing field in the EU. Details leaked … Read more »

Stand Firm Mr Parker On EU Free Trade

Press Release – Federated Farmers

Federated Farmers supports efforts by our Trade Minister David Parker to take the European Union to task over its handling of early negotiations around a free trade agreement. “Perhaps through misunderstanding rather than a determined leak of … Read more »

Kiwi Industry Doyen Backs Trade “lift” Into Germany

Press Release – German-New Zealand Chamber of Commerce

Gallagher Group CEO and kiwi captain of industry Sir William Gallagher has thrown his entrepreneurial weight behind a push for increasing kiwi exports into Germany at a time when the economy is under pressure through the impact of COVID-19 on … Read more »

NZ And Singapore Commit To Keeping Supply And Trade Links Open

Press Release – New Zealand Government

NZ and Singapore commit to keeping supply and trade links open, including on essential goods and medical supplies New Zealand and Singapore have jointly committed to keep supply chains open and to remove any existing trade restrictive measures on essential … Read more »

European Union Startups Lag UK New Business Starts Ahead Of Brexit Trade Talks

Press Release – Psychic Ventures Ltd

The number of new businesses created across the European Union (EU) remained static, significantly below UK new business starts , as both sides jockey for position ahead of post-Brexit trade talks. EU chief trade negotiator Michel Barnier said the bloc … Read more »

FAO Director-General QU Dongyu Visits Thailand – With A Matchmaking Proposal

Press Release – FAO

FAO Chief discusses partnerships, innovation and technology in Thailands food and agriculture sectors, with the Kingdom seen as a potential hub of excellence to help deliver the SDGs Read more »

NZ to build on its strong relationship with the UK

Press Release – New Zealand Government

As the United Kingdom leaves the European Union on 31 January, Foreign Minister Winston Peters has signalled that New Zealand will look to build on its relationship with the UK, as well as recommitting to New Zealands important relationship with the … Read more »

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