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Import News: Mark Your Diary Now

Import News from the Importers Institute

16 July 2000 - Mark Your Diary Now

This year's conference of the Importers Institute will take place in the afternoon of Thursday, September 14 in Auckland. The conference will start at 2 pm and will conclude with cocktails from 5:30 pm.

It will be sponsored by the HSBC bank and will feature several high profile speakers. Topics will include the impact of the low dollar on importers, risk management and website development tips. There will also be a great political debate with heavyweights in both the blue and red corners.

Mark your diary now and, if you are not based in Auckland, start thinking of a good excuse to travel there on September 14. Attendance will be free to all Import News subscribers. To pre-register now, please reply to this email with the word REGISTER in the subject line.


Net Tel Communications Ltd is offering 14c per minute for national calls, 36c to cellular phones in New Zealand and 18c to Australia, Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and the USA. All rates quoted are ex GST.

They will also issue a free CreditCall card for frequent travellers that enables them to charge toll calls directly to a credit card. Different rates apply from those above. For full details and an application form send your name, firm and fax number to or phone Ray Lousich at Auckland 571 0900 ext 734 or mobile 021 630 214. For the big picture visit on the Internet.


We are now publishing daily commentary on exchange rates from the HSBC in the Exchange Rates page of our site (use "Currency" link in the top menu). This is a great addition to the other facilities on that page: hourly exchange rate graphs from the National Bank, forecasts from the ANZ and Customs exchange rates from our own database. You can also request competitive on-line quotes for drafts and telegraphic transfers (T/Ts) and order them through our website.

FREE SHIPPING DOCUMENTATION AND INTERNET TRACKING SOFTWARE is a software application developed here in in New Zealand by Distribution Software Ltd, a subsidiary company of your secretariat. makes it easy for freight forwarders and exporters to prepare, print and email standard export documents to clients. It produces all the documents you need - airwaybills, bills of lading, commercial invoices, packing lists and certificates of origin. You can quickly and easily email these to your clients, saving time and money and ensuring speedy communication. gives you your own Internet tracking site, letting your clients track their goods' ETA from the convenience of their own desktop. Exporters, importers, agents and clients can easily track consignments through the web, using a password issued by you.

With, you can incorporate Internet tracking into your own website and link to our server using the html code we provide. We can also display your logo on the login page. Even better, when you buy, we will give you your own website, free of charge, if you do not already have one. You can update this site whenever you wish.

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