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US Developments on TPP & EU, What this Means for NZ

Wednesday 27 February 2013

US developments on TPP & EU, what this means for NZ, Go Global is coming and more...


Save the date! Go Global 2013 is coming on 23 May.

If you missed last year's Go Global, you can check out the 2012 programme here and also register for the 2013 gathering, which promises to be bigger and better than ever.

Watch this space for the soon to be announced line up of world class speakers. What we can promise is a first class networking and learning opportunity from Kiwis who have taken on the world and are winning in international markets.

Register before 15 March to take advantage of the early bird $99 special rate. Register here.

Trade Update – US developments on TPP and Europe

In this month's update I bring you the latest developments to come out of the US and what this means for NZ.

In his State of the Union address, President Obama re-stated the US intention to have TPP concluded this year, but also to launch and conclude a trade and investment agreement with the EU (The Trans-Atlantic Partnership) within the same time frame. More...

Building strategies for a new decade

The Consumer Goods Forum's 2020 Future Value Chain report highlights 12 key global trends, and indicates that traceability and supply chain visibility is key.

What do you want to achieve in 2020? Do you expect to achieve all this by yourself, or will you look for collaboration? More...


On 18 June, Innovest will bring together international and local investors and New Zealand’s fastest growing, most innovative businesses. Over 500 international and local delegates will converge on Auckland’s waterfront for this exciting one-day programme of business matching and international presentations. More...

Tuck into the latest food trends at Hong Kong Expo

Hailed as "The ultimate platform to expand export opportunities into the Asia market", this annual extravaganza will return for its 24th edition at 15-19 August 2013, providing the best food-trading platform for international exhibitors. More...

Food Bowl Open Day 13-14 March

See innovation in action at The FOODBOWL – created to support the growth of food and beverage businesses, by providing both facilities and expertise to develop initiatives through commercial pre-production.

The open days are a chance to see how it works, discover new technologies, talk with industry experts and suppliers, and grow valuable networks. More...

Callaghan Innovation open for business

Callaghan Innovation opened on 1 February. It's been created by the Government to deliver innovative products and services that enable businesses to invest more in research, science, engineering, technology and design, so they can be more successful in the global market.

Find out more at or phone 0800 4Callaghan (0800 422 552).

Top prizes and judges for Auckland Export Awards

This year's Auckland Export Awards have attracted some top judges and oustanding prizes for businesses entering this celebration of Kiwi ingenuity, innovation and export success.

One of ExportNZ’s key objectives is to inspire New Zealand firms to engage in exporting, to expand their business horizons and grow internationally. It's all part of the quest to boost exports from 30 percent to 40 percent of GDP by 2025. More...

Waikato Export Awards

For the first time in years, the Waikato region is running its own export awards. This is such a great step forward that it deserved a special message from the Prime Minister. More...

Who are New Zealand’s best international businesses?

Entries opened on 18 February for the 2013 New Zealand International Business Awards, which recognise New Zealand businesses succeeding on the world stage.

A $100,000 Supreme Award is presented to an overall winner, plus each general category winner earns a place on the 2014 Better by Design CEO Study Tour. Past winners of the Supreme Award have included Pumpkin Patch, Beca and 2012 winner Orion Health. More...

How do local government regulations affect your business?

How regulation is designed and implemented can have a big impact on business productivity and profitability. The Productivity Commission is conducting an inquiry into local government regulatory performance, and has published a draft report, “Towards Better Local Regulation”. The Commission is seeking submissions to help refine its findings by 6 March 2013.

As well as the draft report, the Commission has also published the results of two surveys, one of local governments in New Zealand and the other of 1,500 New Zealand businesses from a cross-section of industries. More...

Round Two of the Partnerships Fund

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade is pleased to announce the close-off date for receipt of applications to Round Two of the Partnerships Fund is 5pm on 24 April 2013. The Fund is a multi-sector contestable fund under the NZ Government’s Aid Programme, which seeks to support sustainable development in developing countries. The fund is open to applications from NZ organisations working with in-country partners. More...

Entering Japan – free seminar

If you're interested in the Japanse market, don't miss this free seminar on Japanese Government incentives and opportunities, being held in Auckland on 12 March. More...

JBMS Update from NZ Customs Service

This Joint Border Management System (JBMS) Implementation Update from NZ Customs Service covers recent decisions on the timing of the roll out of the Trade Single Window (TSW), which will ultimately provide a single channel to connect directly with border agencies, and less complex, streamlined processes. More...

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