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Trade Mission North Asia

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July 2014 ExportNZ & New Zealand Trade Enterprise will jointly lead a trade delegation to visit Taipei, Hong Kong (with an option to visit Macao).


This is a good opportunity for NZ businesses to explore the Hong Kong market further and the first opportunity to leverage the relatively new ANZTEC agreement with Taiwan.  NZTE Taipei office will be developing and handling all in market activities to ensure a well-rounded, successful programme.
If you are interested in taking part in this mission, we would be happy to work with you to tailor a programme that meets your needs, across one or all markets.  To help your business focus and to give flexibility ExportNZ and NZTE are happy for you to select your markets of interest. It is not compulsory to travel to all markets.


Places are limited to 25 – 30 delegates so please register as soon as possible. New Zealand businesses currently have a unique competitive advantage in Taiwan thanks to the trade agreement between New Zealand and Chinese Taipei, known as ANZTEC.


New Zealand is the only OECD country with such a trade agreement with Chinese Taipei. ANZTEC is high quality and comprehensive with rapid implementation phasing. The agreement entered into force on 1 December 2013 and already there have been two phases of tariff reduction.   Sectors in which tariffs have already been eliminated include:

• Most dairy

• Apples, apricots, peaches, plums

• Cherries

• Wine

• Lobsters

• Venison

Beef tariffs have already halved and from January 1 2015 will be tariff free. 

ANZTEC also covers services and investment and includes a number of innovative provisions which give further profile and differentiation for New Zealand in Taiwan, such as in film and television, indigenous cooperation and air links that will expand existing creative, cultural and people-to-people links.
ANZTEC rules of origin are relatively liberal and there are simple and efficient procedures for securing tariff preferences under the agreement.


ANZTEC has provided New Zealand and New Zealand businesses with a high profile and a first mover advantage in Taiwan.  Now is the time to take advantage of it.


Objectives are to:
-    introduce a group of NZ businesses to the opportunities for growth by developing trade links with businesses in the North Asia region.
-    enhance NZ’s reputation as a dependable and committed trade partner.


The Mission programme of events will include:


There will be a focus on business matching to open up new opportunities for NZ companies and relevant site visits to link in with the sectors that the delegates are in. In Taiwan in particular we are looking at events that include key industry contacts in order to expose NZ companies to opportunities in the market and help them potentially leverage the ANZTEC economic agreement, where possible.

Trade Mission leaders:
Sir Kenneth Stevens – Chair of Glidepath Group and Chair of the ExportNZ National Advisory Board
Charles Finny – Chair of the Education New Zealand Board and serves on the Board of New Zealand Trade and Enterprise
Phil O’Reilly – CEO, BusinessNZ
For a draft itinerary and more information please visit http://nztrademission.co.nz/trade-mission-north-asia-2