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WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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The now widespread use of the term “Indo Pacific” to describe the region to which New Zealand belongs brings a risk of geographical confusion. Stephen Jacobi explores the term Indo Pacific for the TradeWorks blog.

THE NZ/EU FTA IS LIKE THE CURATE’S EGG

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It’s fair enough to claim that this FTA was the best deal that could be obtained in the circumstances and that continuing negotiations might have led to a worse or even no outcome.

FROM APEC AND CPTPP TO IPEF – SMALL STEP OR GIANT LEAP?

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The US idea of an Indo Pacific Framework (IPEF) continues to gain traction but is not without complication.

NZ/EU FTA – BLESSED BE THE CHEESEMAKERS

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FTAs should lead to more trade, not less. Cheesemakers can still be blessed but let them keep selling their cheese.

GUEST POST: “Imagine if… Building a new future for Indigenous trade”

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Carrie Stoddart-Smith imagines the wealth and well being Indigenous peoples could bring to international trade, if the opportunity is seized.

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

WHAT’S IN A NAME?

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The now widespread use of the term “Indo Pacific” to describe the region to which New Zealand belongs brings a risk of geographical confusion. Stephen Jacobi explores the term Indo Pacific for the TradeWorks blog.

THE NZ/EU FTA IS LIKE THE CURATE’S EGG

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It’s fair enough to claim that this FTA was the best deal that could be obtained in the circumstances and that continuing negotiations might have led to a worse or even no outcome.

NZ/EU FTA – BLESSED BE THE CHEESEMAKERS

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FTAs should lead to more trade, not less. Cheesemakers can still be blessed but let them keep selling their cheese.

In The News

NZ Herald: Turbulence in global trade

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Stephen Jacobi writes about turbulence in global trade, published by NZ Herald.

Media Releases

NZ BUSINESS LEADERS AT APEC 2022

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New Zealand business will be represented at the APEC Leaders’ Week in Bangkok, commencing 13 November, by members of the APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC).

NZ EU FTA – A MIXED BAG, SAYS BUSINESS FORUM

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The EU will enjoy better conditions for investment, including a higher investment screening threshold similar to other FTA partners and better access to government procurement.

NZ EU FTA COMING DOWN TO THE WIRE – HOLD THE LINE, SAYS BUSINESS FORUM

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As negotiations accelerate to conclude an ambitious free trade agreement between New Zealand and the European Union, the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF), representing a cross section of major exporters, urges the Government and its negotiators to hold out for a commercially meaningful deal which expands market access for all exports and does not disadvantage or penalise any one sector.

WTO BACK IN BUSINESS – INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS FORUM

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The NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) welcomes the outcome of the World Trade Organization (WTO) 12th Ministerial Council meeting in Geneva and congratulates Trade Minister O’Connor and officials.