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Japanese business delegation visits Auckland

Japanese business delegation visits Auckland


Closer relations between New Zealand and Japan businesses are a positive sign for future trade.

A delegation of Japanese business leaders is accompanying Japan’s Prime Minister Abe on a visit to New Zealand, and will meet with New Zealand business leaders in Auckland on Monday.

BusinessNZ in collaboration with the Japan NZ Business Council and the NZ International Business Forum is hosting the gathering, which will focus on the outlook for trade and investment in key sectors.

BusinessNZ President Laurie Margrain says the delegates from Japan and New Zealand will consider recent developments in their respective economies and opportunities for trade and investment in sectors including forestry, dairy and education.

The meeting will also discuss opportunities to build further value-added linkages for Japan and New Zealand arising from the Trans Pacific Partnership.

Major Japanese companies including Oji Holdings, Nippon Steel, Sumitomo Corporation, NYK Line, Mitsubishi Corporation, Wood One, JTB Corporation, Rinnai Corporation and Mitsui Ltd will be represented.

New Zealand companies attending will include ANZCO Foods, Air NZ, Beef and Lamb NZ, Cedenco, Education NZ, Fonterra, Fuji Xerox NZ, H. Dawson Ltd, McConnell Group, Mitsubishi NZ, Open Country Cheese, Pan Pac and Zespri, along with financial and business organisations.

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