Documents and Presentations

Press release announcing ABAC I meeting, Auckland 12-14 February 2023

APEC Leaders Issue 2022 Declaration and the Bangkok Goals on the Bio-Circular-Green Economy

Asia-Pacific Business Leaders to APEC Leaders: Speed up economic recovery and regain growth momentum, 29 July 2022

Presentation by Stephen Jacobi to the Regional Economic Integration Working Group on rules-based trade, 27 July 2022

Presentation by Malcolm Johns to the Sustainability Working Group, 27 July 2022

Press release from ABAC Dialogue with Ministers Responsible for Trade, 4 June 2021

Remarks by Rachel Taulelei to APEC Trade Ministers, 4 June

Remarks by ABAC Chair Rachel Taulelei to APEC Senior Officials, 11/12 March 2021

Remarks to Public Private Dialogue on Renewable Energy, Malcolm Johns, ABAC NZ, 18 January 2021

Address to Auckland Trade and Economic Policy School: “The New Trade Environment”, Rachel Taulelei, ABAC NZ, 4 December 2020

Keynote speech to APEC Webinar on Public Private Partnerships and Information Sharing on Food Security in the Asia Pacific region:  Rachel Taulelei, ABAC NZ, 2 December 2020

Address To Te Taumata, Whakatū, 24 November 2020, Rachel Taulelei


Presentation to ABAC IV, 17 November 2020, Rachel Taulelei , Abac 2021 Work Programme (text)
ABAC 2021 Work Programme (presentation)


Presentation to ABAC III, 14 September 2020, Towards a virtual ABAC, Rachel Taulelei
(presentation)


Supporting the WTORachel Taulelei: presentation to ABAC, 22 July 2020 (pdf download)

ABAC NZ Meeting report Archive

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A YEAR FOR RECONNECTING

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Executive Director Stephen Jacobi offers his annual end of year round up. Amidst some challenging times, he reports some light in the tunnel.

NZ Herald: Time to lift our game in India

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Following his recent visit to India our Executive Director Stephen Jacobi penned this article advocating a more strategic approach to the further development of the relationship. The article was published by the NZ Herald on 9 December.

APEC Rolls out Priorities for 2023

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Aiming to provide tailwinds for member economies to strengthen recovery and resilience, as well as advance broad-based economic growth, the United States rolled out its theme and priorities for when it hosts APEC in 2023.

NZIBF 2022 Chair Report

ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING 2022 CHAIR’S REPORT I am pleased to present my second report on the activities and achievements of the NZ International Business Forum (NZIBF) for 2022-23, our fifteenth year of operations.  At the outset I would like to thank Members for...

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).

Submission to MPI on Modernising Our Export Assurances Systems: Legislative Options

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Export New Zealand (ExportNZ) and the New Zealand International Business Forum (NZIBF) welcome the opportunity to comment on the Ministry for Primary Industries’ (MPI) Modernising Our Export Assurance Systems: Legislative Options Consultation Document.