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Ata mārie!

Earlier this week a small, high-quality group of tech and F&B exporters embarked on a trade mission to the US, led by the Prime Minister. This latest delegation visit comes as the US is set to increase their engagement in the Pacific with the commitment to their new Indo-Pacific Economic Framework – more in this month’s Trade Update below.

Both our Hawke’s Bay and Wellington branches have now launched their Export Awards for 2022. These awards are a great way to celebrate the success of our exporters in each region - see below for more information. Make sure to enter, forward on to your exporting mates, or get in contact with Amanda (Hawke’s Bay) or Luke (Wellington/Wairarapa) if you have any questions!

Ngā mihi


ExportNZ ASB Wellington and Hawkes Bay Export Awards

The ExportNZ ASB Wellington Export Awards will be held on Thursday 4 Aug 2022

This year, the ExportNZ ASB Hawkes Bay Export Awards will be held on Thursday 25 Aug 2022.

These awards are a celebration of all the businesses making a name for their regions on the world stage.

Find out more about the Wellington Awards awards here ->>

Find out more about the Hawkes Bay awards here ->>

May Trade Update

United Kingdom-New Zealand FTA

The international treaty examination process has been completed by the Foreign Affairs, Defence, and Trade Select Committee, and they have released their final report. The Agreement will now move into the legislation phase and will go through the House as a Bill. The FTA is still on track to be ratified and come into force before the end of the year.

ExportNZ will work with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and New Zealand Trade and Enterprise on a UK-NZ FTA outreach programme.

European Union-New Zealand Free Trade Agreement

The last formal round concluded in March this year, with no further rounds planned that we know of. Officials are looking to conclude the agreement by the end of the year, but that will depend on NZ getting a high quality goods access offer which we think has yet to materialise, issues around Geographic Indicators also continue.

Read more ->>

Food and nutrition opportunities in Singapore

The Tertiary Market Immersion Programme (TMIP) provides an opportunity for business-savvy tertiary students from across New Zealand to engage with Southeast Asia markets and to broaden their understanding of doing business in the region.

When travel allows, TMIP participants travel to various Southeast Asian countries where they work in groups, guided by academic mentors, to develop a business pitch aimed at New Zealand businesses and entrepreneurs looking to engage with the region. During the programme, students visit global, local and New Zealand businesses while preparing to present their pitch in front of a panel of judges and their peers at the end of the programme. Following the programme, each group is tasked with presenting their idea and recommendations in the form of a business report.

View completed reports here ->>

Govt commits $30m support to coastal shipping

It's good for shipping, good for local supply chains and good for the regions.

That's the message the government is underscoring with its new commitment to coastal shipping.

It's promising $30 million of support, which it says will help improve domestic shipping services, reduce emissions, improve efficiency and upgrade maritime infrastructure.

Transport Minister Michael Wood spoke to Corin Dann.
Listen here ->>

Realising Opportunities for Kiwi Business in Southeast Asia

Home to 680 million people and with a GDP of US $3 trillion, Southeast Asia is an economic market with enormous value – and potential - for New Zealand business and investment. It is already New Zealand’s fourth largest goods export market, and in 2020 New Zealand exported $1.6 billion of services to the region.

Join the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade & the Southeast Asia Centre of Asia-Pacific Excellence for a discussion on the opportunities this growing market offers to New Zealand businesses. The event will open with an address and Q&A with Minister of State for Trade and Export Growth Phil Twyford, followed by a panel discussion with three regional business experts. The formalities will be followed by drinks and nibbles.

Register here ->>

Top 10 Global Consumer Trends 2022

Radical lifestyle shifts motivated consumers to make intentional, mindful and ambitious decisions in 2021. Now, consumers are putting their plans into motion, taking chances and seizing the moment.

Businesses need to evolve as quickly as consumer behaviour is changing. Be the first to put the 2022 trends into action.

Download the report here ->>

The Primary Industries New Zealand Summit & Awards

The Primary Industries New Zealand Summit & Awards will be held in Auckland on 6-7 July 2022.

The Summit supports New Zealand's primary industries to develop solutions and enable the sector to plan and prepare for its transition and adaptation to the future. Hear a vast representation of speakers including those from Meat, Dairy, Horticulture and Seafood.

Members / recipients of this notification are entitled to an extra $100 discount* on the registration pricing to the Primary Industries Summit. To qualify, enter the promotional code MGGCWC when booking online at primaryindustries.co.nz

*Note: discount will work for (1) registration at a time.

View the agenda here ->>

Go Global - Save the date

ExportNZ's annual conference Go Global will now be held on Wednesday, 9 November 2022. 

This is an event not to be missed, an exciting speaker line up and more details to come!

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade: Market Reports

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