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International business calls for freer services trade

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...

All you ever wanted to know about APEC

All you ever wanted to know about APEC

Summer intern Kaitlin Outtrim has produced this useful backgrounder on APEC and ABAC. Find out all you ever wanted to know! Aotearoa New Zealand has a busy calendar in 2021. Not only are we the hosts of the America’s Cup – we are also hosting APEC! But what is APEC,...

Remarks to Public Private Dialogue on Renewable Energy

Remarks to Public Private Dialogue on Renewable Energy

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL18 JANUARY 2021, MALCOLM JOHNS, ABAC NZ PUBLIC PRIVATE DIALOGUE ON PROPOSED APEC FRAMEWORK FOR TRADE AND INVESTMENT IN RENEWABLE ENERGY Thanks for the opportunity to offer some concluding remarks for today’s dialogue. Let me start by...

New member for APEC Business Advisory Council

New member for APEC Business Advisory Council

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has appointed Anna Curzon to the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC). The leader of each APEC economy appoints three private sector representatives to ABAC. ABAC provides advice to leaders annually on business priorities. “ABAC helps...

The New Trade Environment Through An Indigenous Lens

The New Trade Environment Through An Indigenous Lens

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL ADDRESS TO AUCKLAND TRADE AND ECONOMIC POLICY SCHOOL SESSION TWO: THE NEW TRADE ENVIRONMENT: IMPLICATIONS FOR AOTEAROA NEW ZEALAND FRIDAY 4 DECEMBER 2020, RACHEL TAULELEI, ABAC NZ and CEO, KONO Tēnā koutou katoa It is fantastic to be...

Food Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

Food Security in the Asia-Pacific Region

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL KEYNOTE SPEECH TO APEC WEBINAR ON THE PUBLIC-PRIVATE PARTNERSHIPS AND INFORMATION-SHARING 2 DECEMBER 2020, RACHEL TAULELEI, ABAC NZ Tēnā koutou katoa Thank you very much for the opportunity to speak at this seminar on public-private...

The ABAC opportunity for Māori

The ABAC opportunity for Māori

APEC BUSINESS ADVISORY COUNCIL ADDRESS TO TE TAUMATA, WHAKATŪ, 24 NOVEMBER 2020 RACHEL TAULELEI, ABAC CHAIR 2021 In these unpredictable times it is challenging to think ahead.  Certainly no one thought that, come 2021, when Aotearoa New Zealand assumes both the...

APEC Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

APEC Leaders Issue Kuala Lumpur Declaration

Issued by the APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 20 November 2020 The leaders of the 21 APEC member economies issued the Kuala Lumpur Declaration following the first-ever virtual 27th APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting chaired by...

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