As part of our #ABAC Unwrapped series, Katherine Rich explains how New Zealand has made great strides for women but there is more to be done across Asia-Pacific, particularly in encouraging women into small business and education. This was a subject of discussion at the recent ABAC meeting in Auckland.
Here is our collection of articles and blog posts regarding trade issues, the importance of trade and the relevance of trade to everyday New Zealanders.
ABAC (APEC Business Advisory Council) met in Auckland for four days in February 2018. Hosted by Business NZ with support from Tradeworks, it marks the [read more…]
Tradeworks executive director Stephen Jacobi explains why TPP negotiations across 11 countries can lead to a broader agreement for sustainable trade and inclusive growth amongst [read more…]
SMEs make up 97% of business in the Asia-Pacific (and in NZ), but small firms account for less than one-third of direct exports in the region, and in some cases only a tiny fraction of that. 80% of New Zealand SMEs have never generated overseas income. The need to turn those statistics around becomes compelling when you look at the evidence that firms which export employ more people, pay higher wages, and are more productive and innovative. Tenby Powell, Director of Hunter Powell Investments, has our latest guest blog on NZ’s hosting of the ABAC meeting.
Guest post from Katherine Rich, CEO of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council and New Zealand member of the APEC Business Advisory Council [read more…]
This article was written by NZIBF Director Stephen Jacobi for The Spinoff. You can see the original article here. The revamped deal is now on [read more…]
A new government, a renamed TPP, ongoing squabbles about Brexit, a nascent NZ/EU trade agreement and a bunch of new trade negotiations – at this [read more…]
In a few days’ time, Trade Ministers from the 164 WTO member-countries will meet in Buenos Aires; New Zealand Minister of Trade and Economic Growth [read more…]
Like the fabled phoenix rising from the ashes, a revised TPP, the ‘Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for a Trans-Pacific Partnership’ (CPTPP), emerged at the eleventh [read more…]
Guest post from Katherine Rich, CEO of the New Zealand Food and Grocery Council and New Zealand member of the APEC Business Advisory Council Meetings [read more…]