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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...

NZ’s Trade Leadership Vital, Say Major Food Exporters

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...

Business Forum Announces New APEC Partnership

Business Forum Announces New APEC Partnership

11 February 2020 The New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) announced today that it had concluded a new partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) to provide policy advice and support to the New Zealand Members of the APEC Business...

NZIBF Welcomes RCEP Breakthrough

NZIBF Welcomes RCEP Breakthrough

5 November 2019 New Zealand business leaders have reacted positively to today’s news that the text of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) trade agreement has been agreed by fifteen of the sixteen participants (all except India). “We are pleased that...

NZIBF Welcomes China FTA Upgrade

NZIBF Welcomes China FTA Upgrade

4 November 2019 New Zealand’s trade relationship with China stands to be further enhanced by the upgrade of the  Free Trade Agreement (FTA) announced today, says the NZ International Business Forum. “China is our largest trading partner and the FTA, which is now...

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