Media Releases

Wanted! New FTA partners

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

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

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

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

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

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

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...

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