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Trade update – February

Trade update – February

Trade update - February February 2022 Trade UpdateWith the EU-NZ FTA negotiations effectively on hold pending the French elections, the main focus of activity has been on the finalisation of the NZ-UK FTA and CPTPP expansion.UKWe understand that we are very close to...

Trade update – February

Trade update – December/January

Trade update - December/January December 21/January 22 Trade UpdateWhile New Zealanders and Australians have been sunning themselves on the beach the trade policy world has remained very active.  This has included some unexpected developments and more good...

ExportNZ BOP Executive Committee Update

ExportNZ BOP Executive Committee Update

ExportNZ BOP Executive Committee Update ExportNZ BOP has confirmed a new Chair and Deputy Chair for the BOP Executive Committee. Greg JarvisCEO of Bluelab has moved into the Chair position.Bluelab designs, manufactures and markets a range of horticultural metering and...

Trade update – February

Visa woes stall New Zealand’s recovery

BusinessNZ supports calls from industry groups who say a lack of visas is severely impacting sectors nationwide. Director of Advocacy Catherine Beard says the current border exception process adds layers of complexity to an already struggling immigration system that...

Trade update – February

Trade update – November

Trade update - November November Trade UpdateIt has been a busy month for trade policy officials and Ministers over the region and around the world.New Zealand hosted the APEC Ministerial and Economic Leaders’ Meetings and achieved as much as could be hoped for...

Trade update – February

Trade update – October

Trade update - October October Trade UpdateThere is much happening.  Let’s start with the really good news.NZ-UK FTAThe UK and New Zealand Prime Ministers reached agreement in principle on the evening of 20 October on a FTA that liberalises all goods,...

Trade update – February

Trade update – September

Trade update - September September Trade UpdateIt has been an interesting month on the trade policy front.UKNew Zealand has failed to conclude negotiations with the UK and intensive discussions are continuing.  It seems that some unexpected differences have...

Trade update – February

Trade update – August

Trade update - August August Trade UpdateAll ports are operating and both imports and exports are being loaded and unloaded.  Freight is considered an essential service and even non-essential products are able to be transported to and from...

Trade update – February

Exports hammered by border decisions

Exports hammered by border decisions This article was originally published on the New Zealand Herald on the 7th of July 2021.NZ’s export sector is getting hammered because of decisions about vaccinations and MIQ places.Some exporters have done remarkably well...

Trade update – February

Trade update – July

Trade update - July July Trade UpdateAs all exporters and importers will know the supply chain remains hugely disrupted.  Only the bravest amongst us are thinking that there will be any real change in the next few months.  It is increasingly likely...