The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) is an independent high-level group of business people who advise the economic leaders of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) on priority issues for business in the region.

 

NZIBF provides advice and support to New Zealand’s three ABAC members and the Executive Director serves as Alternate Member. On these pages you can find out more about how ABAC works, about New Zealand’s ABAC team and the priorities we pursued when we chaired ABAC in 2021, as well as our current work programme.  We’re keen to hear from you !

Introducing the ABAC team

How ABAC works

Key Documents

ABAC Themes and Priorities

Links

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EYES OPENED DURING INDIA VISIT

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Executive Director Stephen Jacobi read out on the recent Delhi business mission, published earlier by Newsroom.

Large business delegation bound for India

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Fifty business representatives will leave later this week bound for Delhi, making it one of the largest delegations ever to head for India.

India and New Zealand: The next innings

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As a trade mission prepares to depart for Delhi, Stephen Jacobi of the New Zealand International Business Forum considers the prospects for growing two-way trade and investment between India and New Zealand.

CRUNCH TIME FOR CPTPP

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Following the Ministers’ meeting in Auckland, what is the outlook for CPTPP as the world’s most ambitious free trade agreement?

SUBMISSION TO THE PARLIAMENTARY FOREIGN AFFAIRS, DEFENCE AND TRADE COMMITTEE

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Read NZIBF’s assessment of the #NZEU FTA submitted to the Select Committee: “efforts will need to be made over time in the … review of the Agreement if it is to deliver significant commercial benefits to New Zealand”.