News & Opinion

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Meetings

2015

The first meeting for ABAC in 2015 was held in Hong Kong from 27-30 January.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

The second meeting was held from 20-23 April in Mexico City. A report from the meeting can be read here.

The third meeting was held in Melbourne from 10-13 August, you can find the report here

The fourth Meeting was held in Manila from 12-15 November and the report is here

2014

A report from the meeting can be read here.

The second meeting for ABAC in 2014 was held in Santiago from 3-7 May.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

The third meeting for ABAC in 2014 was held in Seattle from 7-10 July.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

The fourth meeting for ABAC in 2014 was held in Beijing from 8-10 November.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

2013

ABAC meets four times a year to develop its report and recommendations on trade and investment liberalisation to APEC Economic Leaders.

The first ABAC meeting for this year was held in Manila 20-23 January.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

The second ABAC meeting for 2013 was held in Singapore, 3-6 April.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

The third ABAC meeting for the year took place in Kyoto 8-11 July.  A report from the meeting can be read here.

The fourth and final ABAC meeting for the year was held in Bali from 5-7 October. A report from the meeting can be read here.

2012

ABAC meets four times a year to develop its report and recommendations on trade and investment liberalisation.

The first ABAC meeting for this year was held in  Hong Kong from 21-24 February.  A report from the meeting  can be read here.

The second ABAC meeting for 2012 was held in Kuala Lumpur from 21-24 May. A report from the meeting can be read here.

The third ABAC meeting for the year took place in Ho Chi Minh City from 16-19th July. A report from the meeting can be read here.

The fourth ABAC meeting for the year took place in Vladivostok from 3-6 September. A report from the meeting can be read here.

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Presentation and Reports

2015

NZIBF Chairman’s Report 2015
Annual General Meeting
Auckland, 10 November 2015
Chairman’s Report

World Trade Organisation – update and way forward
Presentation to Regional Economic Integration Working Group by Katherine Rich, Member, ABAC New Zealand
28 January 2015, Hong Kong China

2014

APEC Business Advisory Council Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Building Asia-Pacific Community: Mapping Long-Term Prosperity
Beijing, China 2014

How can New Zealand capture value from improved regional connectivity? Perspectives from the work of APEC and the APEC Business Advisory Council
Tony Nowell CNZM, Chair – ABAC Regional Economic Integration Working Group
GS1 Connect 2014
21 August 2014

The “Earn, Learn, Return” model: A new framework for managing the movement of workers in the APEC region to address business needs
July 2014
Skills shortages and mismatches remain an acute concern for businesses and governments in the APEC region alike, and are steadily growing worse. In 2013, around 50 percent of surveyed employers in APEC economies struggled to fill jobs with suitably qualified candidates placing the APEC region far above the global average of 35 percent. Another survey found that the vast majority of employers in the region support increased talent mobility as a solution to these challenges.

What is needed to improve food trade?
AANZFTA Integration Partnership Forum
22nd May 2014
Tony Nowell CNZM, Chair – ABAC REI Working Group, Member – APEC Policy Partnership for Food Security

2013

Driving Economic Growth and Business Performance Through the Economic Empowerment and Inclusion of Women in APEC Economies
October 2013

Foreign Direct Investment across APEC : Impediments and Opportunities for Improvement
The University of Southern California Marshall School of Business
October 2013

APEC Business Advisory Council Report to APEC Economic Leaders 2013
September 2013

2012

From Aspirations to Reality : APEC Business Advisory Council Report to APEC Economic Leaders
Russia 2012

Potential gains from TPP for New Zealand
Remarks by Tony Nowell to TPP Policy Symposium
30 November 2012

Supply chains ever more efficient, ever more vulnerable?
Remarks by Tony Nowell to APEC CEO Summit
8 September 2012

Marshall School project: Trade in Services in the APEC Region
September 2012

Spotlight’s on the trade ministers – by Anthony Nightingale, Tony Nowell and Jane Drake-Brockman
Business Times, 5 June 2012

Remarks by Tony Nowell to APEC Food Security Ministerial Meeting
29 May 2012

2011

ABAC Bulletin, Q4 2011
ABAC, December 2011

Marshall School project: Valuing the Economic Impact of Blockages within Regional Supply Chains
November 2011

ABAC Bulletin, Q3 2011
ABAC, September 2011

ABAC Bulletin, Q2 2011
ABAC, May 2011

Business Ethics for APEC SMEs & SMMEs – Maxine Simmons, ABAC New Zealand
ABAC Seoul, April 2011

Opening Address by Gary Judd Q.C. to the Regional Symposium: Policies and Environment Conducive to Investment
The Australian APEC Study Centre/Melbourne APEC Finance Centre
5 April 2011

Guangzhou Mayoral Roundtable speech by Gary Judd Q.C.
14 February 2011

Building a Stable Currency Regime – Gary Judd Q.C.,  ABAC New Zealand
Report to ABAC,  January 2011

2010

Opening remarks by Gary Judd QC 

Opening Remarks by Gary Judd Q.C. at Seminar on Financial Inclusion: Trends, Challenges and Policies
20-22 October 2010, Shanghai, PRC.

Building a Stable Currency Regime – Gary Judd Q.C.,  ABAC New Zealand
Report to ABAC,  Yokohama,  October 2010

Strategic Framework for Food Security in APEC
October 2010

The impact of non-tariff measures on an efficient supply chain for food and agricultural products
Presentation by Tony Nowell to the APEC Market Access Group Workshop on Non-Tariff Measures and Non-Tariff Barriers Affecting Trade in Food and Agriculture Products in the APEC Region
19 September 2010,  Sendai, Japan

ABAC NZ paper on regulatory coherence mechanisms
August 2010

ABAC NZ paper on regional integration metrics
August 2010

Building a Stable Currency Regime – Gary Judd Q.C.,  ABAC New Zealand
Report to ABAC, Taipei, April 2010

ABAC NZ paper on regulatory principles
February 2010

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ABAC  – https://www.abaconline.org/v4/index.php

APEC – http://www.apec.org/

MFAT APEC section – http://www.mfat.govt.nz/Trade-and-Economic-Relations/APEC/index.php

Asia NZ – http://www.asianz.org.nz/

APEC New Zealand Voices of the Future – http://voicesofthefuture.org.nz/

2011 APEC Economic Policy Report – http://publications.apec.org/publication-detail.php?pub_id=1153

Doing Business 2011 Making a Difference for Entrepreneurs  –  a co-publication of The World Bank and The International Finance Corporation.  (Link is to section on APEC.)

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Events

New Zealand and Japan: Economic Relations

2008 Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum

2009 Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum

New Zealand and Korea

2009 Korea New Zealand Business Round Table

2011 Japan New Zealand Partnership Forum

2013 japan New Zealand Partnership Forum

2010 Korea New Zealand Business Roundtable