What does a Biden Presidency mean for NZ/US Relations and Trade?

The American people have spoken.  America’s “better angels” have prevailed.  We all hope for...

Brexit and NZ/UK Trade – Will There Be Blue Birds?

Dame Vera Lynn’s iconic song about the hope which sustained Britain during WWII might point...

TRADING PROMISES

This is a critical time.  Make your vote count on election day. New Zealand’s future...

Blog: Tech Week 2020: New Zealand’s digital future in the APEC region

The Asia-Pacific is the destination for three-quarters of New Zealand’s exports, and includes many...

GUEST POST: Business gears up for APEC 2021

Rachel Taulelei, CEO of Kono and ABAC Chair for 2021 looks at how business can contribute and...

NZIBF

Launched in June 2007, NZIBF brings together business leaders from some of New Zealand’s largest internationally oriented companies together with the country’s peak business organisations.

Trade Works

Trade Works is the communications platform for the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF), and the New Zealand Chapter of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). 

ABAC NZ

The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is the voice of business in APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation).   The three NZ Members of ABAC advise APEC Economic Leaders on priority business issues for the region.  New Zealand is hosting APEC in 2021.   

Trade Working

Brexit and NZ/UK Trade – Will There Be Blue Birds?

Dame Vera Lynn’s iconic song about the hope which sustained Britain during WWII might point equally to the challenges posed by Britain’s messy divorce from the European Union.  The date for the decree nisi – 31 December - is just two months away, with much detail...

TRADING PROMISES

This is a critical time.  Make your vote count on election day. New Zealand’s future prosperity and sustainability depend on it. It’s election day in Aotearoa/New Zealand on 17 October.  As in previous elections, the team at Trade Works is publishing here the...

GUEST POST: Business gears up for APEC 2021

Rachel Taulelei, CEO of Kono and ABAC Chair for 2021 looks at how business can contribute and prepare for APEC 21 which the Government has announced will be held on virtual digital platforms. Tēnā koutou katoa In these unpredictable times it is challenging to think...

In The News

What is RCEP and why is it important?

On 15 November New Zealand and 14 other Asian economies signed the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP), a big new free trade agreement covering 30% of the world’s economy. You can see our press release welcoming RCEP here. You can find out...

Media Releases

RCEP Delivers New Rule Book for Asia Trade

Media release, 15 November 2020 Business leaders from the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) have welcomed the signing of  the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement. NZIBF Chair Malcolm Bailey said:  “We are pleased that the...

Business Forum Ready To Help Adapt APEC In 2021

Media release, 30 June 2020 “The times require us all to adapt” said Malcolm Bailey, Chair of the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF), reacting today to the announcement that New Zealand’s chairing of APEC in 2021 would be done on virtual basis. “We...

Business Forum Welcomes NZ UK FTA Negotiation

Media release, 17 June 2020 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...

NZ’s Trade Leadership Vital, Say Major Food Exporters

Media release, 13 May 2020 Maintaining critical trading relationships and opening and strengthening markets must remain top of mind issues as New Zealand confronts the Covid-19 crisis, major food exporters have advised the Government. In a letter to Prime Minister...

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