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...

RCEP Delivers New Rule Book for Asia Trade

It is said good things take time, and that is inevitably true of international free trade...
NZIBF Board meets on 25 November 2020

Farewell Despatch: Malcolm Bailey’s Annual report

NZIBF Board and guests meet on 25 November 2020 NZIBF Chair Malcolm Bailey has finished a 5-year...

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...

RCEP Delivers New Rule Book for Asia Trade

It is said good things take time, and that is inevitably true of international free trade negotiations.  More than eight years after launching, the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership agreement was finally signed on 15th November 2020 creating a new rule...

Farewell Despatch: Malcolm Bailey’s Annual report

NZIBF Board and guests meet on 25 November 2020 NZIBF Chair Malcolm Bailey has finished a 5-year term and passed the baton to Philip Gregan (CEO, NZ Winegrowers). Here is Malcolm’s final annual report which was presented on 25 November. I am pleased to present my...

In The News

International business calls for freer services trade

January 28, 2021 Dear JSI Co-Convenors: The members of the Global Services Coalition, a network of trade associations that represent services businesses in Asia and the Pacific Rim, Europe, North and South America, strongly support your efforts to forge international...

Media Releases

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...

New Zealand to Chair APEC Business Advisory Council

Media release, 1 December 2020 As New Zealand assumes the role of Chair of APEC (Asia Pacific Economic Co-operation) for 2021, Rachel Taulelei also takes over the role of Chair of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). “This is a unique opportunity for New Zealand...

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...

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