High Noon For The NZ/UK FTA

What are the prospects for a strong outcome from the NZ/UK FTA negotiation?

Wanted! New FTA Partners

New research commissioned by the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) identifies options for New Zealand’s next tranche of trade negotiations.

Rachel Taulelei and Trade Minister Damien O’Connor

GUEST POST: Acting Digitally for Regional Impact

Rachel Taulelei and Trade Minister Damien O’Connor Rachel Taulelei is CEO of Kono and Chair of...

No BAU at the WTO

The World Trade Organisation has unanimously selected Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new...

Trade in the worst of the worst times

“Out with the old, and in with the new”. The old saying seems to have particular relevance for...

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

GUEST POST: Acting Digitally for Regional Impact

Rachel Taulelei and Trade Minister Damien O’Connor Rachel Taulelei is CEO of Kono and Chair of ABAC for 2021. Here she comments on progress in ABAC this year. APEC Trade Ministers have just met and have issued a statement, committing to reduce barriers for trade in...

No BAU at the WTO

The World Trade Organisation has unanimously selected Dr Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala as its new Director-General, after months of uncertainty following a veto from the now-departed Trump Administration.  The appointment of Dr Okonjo-Iweala, as the first woman and first...

Trade in the worst of the worst times

“Out with the old, and in with the new”. The old saying seems to have particular relevance for 2020, a veritable annus horribilis for the global economy.  2021 can’t come fast enough, but while the vaccine portends better times to come,  many parts of the...

In The News

SPEAKING BUSINESS TRUTH TO APEC POWER

By Rachel Taulelei, ABAC Chat 2021 What is needed to get the APEC region humming again? If I had to choose an Olympic sport to describe running a global business these days, it would be trampolining, with the wild highs and lows. Finding ways to improve that business...

Media Releases

CHINA’S CPTPP APPLICATION WELCOME, SAYS BUSINESS FORUM

Media release, 29 June 2021 China’s formal application to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a welcome expression of its interest in further trade reform, says Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director of the NZ...

Wanted! New FTA partners

Media release, 29 June 2021 New research commissioned by the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) identifies options for New Zealand’s next tranche of trade negotiations. “Trade is the country’s lifeblood and trade has boosted the economy during the pandemic,” says...

CPTPP – A Chance For UK To Show Its Trade Credentials

Media release, 31 January 2021 Seeking to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement on Trans Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) is a chance for the United Kingdom to demonstrate the extent of its commitment to open markets and effective trade rules”, says Stephen...

China FTA Upgrade Shows NZ Can Do Business With China

Media release, 26 January 2021 The virtual signing of the Upgrade of the New Zealand China Free Trade Agreement today is a great start to the new year, say business leaders from the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF). “This is good news at a difficult time and...

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