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Ata mārie koutou,

It has been another busy month on the trade agenda for New Zealand. The New Zealand and European Union Free Trade Agreement was signed on the 1st of July and was met with mixed reactions. You can read the ExportNZ commentary on the outcome of the NZ-EU FTA in the July trade update. 

The ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer will be circulating from next week until the end of August. We ask that you take a moment to fill out the survey which helps to form our advocacy and ensures we are focused on tackling the most critical barriers to exporters. By completing the survey, you will go in the draw to win two corporate hospitality tickets to the DHL Suite for a DHL Super Rugby Match at Eden Park in the 2023 season as well as a $500 contribution from ExportNZ towards flights and/or accommodation for the match.

Ngā mihi


July - Trade update

The EU-NZ FTA end game was fascinating to watch

Last month we were awaiting the PM’s visit to Brussels and did not know whether New Zealand would be prepared to finalise the FTA with the EU or seek to extend negotiations in the hope of getting a more commercially meaningful outcome for meat and dairy.

There were many theatrics involved but it seems that so long as the EU were to agree a very modest outcome on meat and dairy – a bit better than the status quo – New Zealand was prepared to settle the agreement.

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Voluntary offsets survey

Te Whakahaere Āhuarangi Limited is undertaking market analysis to assess the current and future supply and demand for voluntary offsets in New Zealand for the Carbon Neutral Government Programme. The research will identify opportunities to develop and incentivise the market for voluntary offsets. Businesses are invited to participate in a survey that will help inform MfE about the type of offset projects that individual businesses can support, and the scale needed to meet current and future demand for offsets.

Fill out the survey here.

MFAT letter to exporters - Exports to Russia or Belarus

We are writing to you as we understand you may have exported goods, or considering exporting goods, to Russia or Belarus.

The Russia Sanctions Act 2022, which entered into force in March 2022, allows Aotearoa New Zealand to impose and enforce sanctions in response to Russia’s illegal and unprovoked invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

The aim of our sanctions is to contribute to international efforts to limit Russia’s ability to finance and equip the war in Ukraine, and to influence Russia away from war. Sanctions made under the Act may target individuals, companies and industries, including those economically or strategically important to Russia. Under the Russia Sanctions Regulations 2022, it is prohibited to undertake a wide range of engagements with sanctioned individuals and entities, including exporting

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Exporter News Endeavour Golden Bay Fruit case study

Selecting the right ERP for your export business.

If you are looking for ways to automate your processes, reduce manual data input and streamline your export operations, the right ERP can help.

At Endeavour, we have successfully implemented hundreds of ERP systems across a range of industries. We have been doing it for over 30 years, and during that time we have collaborated with many great customers. One of our most recent customers is a company called Golden Bay Fruit who export their product to 25 different countries.  Read below to find out more about their most recent investment in technology.

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Taipei International Plastics and Rubber Industry Show

The Taipei International Plastics and Rubber Industry Show (TaipeiPLAS)" will be held in Taipei from 27 September to 1 October 2022. This event will take place both onsite and online. The virtual edition will be launched from 27 September to 27 October 2022.

Event Highlights:

  • Asia’s top Industry show focus on Shaping New PLASbility” to highlight the industry’s constant striving for recycling, energy conservation and innovative materials
  • Opportunities to get connected to Taiwan ecosystem, with match making support with potential partners
  • Taiwan Smart Plastic, Rubbers & Shoemaking Machinery Day
  • One-on-one procurement meetings
  • PLASpotlight Live events and more
  • Overseas buyers travel subsidies including flights and accommodations

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Diversifying into Latin America

The Latin America CAPE's first Diversifying into Latin America (DILA) business programme ran from March to May 2022 and was a great success, now they are preparing to run a second programme and are looking for more Kiwi businesses interested in exporting to Latin America.

Applications are open until 21 August.

Find out more here ->>

Silicon Valley help for NZ merino

A California connection has New Zealand Merino Company (NZM) leaders positive they can top the more than $105 million in sales this year.

The company has formed a partnership with a Silicon Valley technology platform called Actual to tap into some of its smartest innovation and technology brains.

This will be woven into NZM’s model of long-term contracts, "storytelling" and premiums through its ZQRX programme with brand partners such as Smartwool, Allbirds icebreaker and Reda.

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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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Latest reports

  • Weekly Global Economic Round-up - 22 July 2022
  • MFAT – Monitoring Global Supply Chains: April–June 2022
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