International Business Forum welcomes Japan New Zealand customs arrangement

by | May 14, 2008 | Media Releases

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The Japan New Zealand Customs Arrangement signed in Tokyo today is a positive development, says the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF).

The Supply Chain Security Mutual Recognition Arrangement was signed on the eve of the Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum which is being attended by over 90 government, business and community leaders, including New Zealand Customs CEO Martyn Dunne and his Japanese counterpart Mr Yukiyasu Aoyama.

“A secure supply chain is a critical element in enhancing two-way trade between Japan and New Zealand and we congratulate the customs authorities in taking this step”, said NZIBF Executive Director Stephen Jacobi from Tokyo.

“This agreement follows a similar agreement concluded with the United States in 2007.  They provide our key our trading partners with assurance that goods coming from New Zealand present a low risk in terms of terrorism and international crime.  They result in quicker passage of goods through customs and enhance the steps that exporters themselves are taking by securing their supply chain”.

The Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum opens this evening (14 May) in Tokyo and is an opportunity for New Zealand to demonstrate its interest in a stronger relationship with Japan.  It is supported by both governments at the highest level and by business organisations in both countries.

Both Prime Minister Helen Clark and Trade Minister Phil Goff will deliver key note addresses at the Forum on 15 May, along with the Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr Osamu Uno, representing the Prime Minister of Japan.

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