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How to use China’s Negative Lists and Foreign Investment...

Entry into the Chinese market is regulated by the country’s negative lists ...

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NZ China Council Investment Report “Understanding Chinese...

Our investment report “Understanding Chinese Investment in New Zealand” ...

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Zespri gains trademark protection in China

Zespri International said it has become the first New Zealand company to be granted ...

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What 2020 looks like for Kiwi exporters in China

Damon Paling, former NZTE trade commissioner to China and now refreshed after a break ...

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UMS partners with New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA)

United Media Solution (UMS), New Zealand’s leading Chinese digital marketing ...

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Show us the green, say investors

Show us the green, say investors

Foreign direct investment is playing a key role in improving New Zealand's environmental impact across a range of industries, writes Stuart McKinnon. Noisy diesel trucks are starting to be replaced by quiet and efficient rubbish trucks powered by electricity, funded by Chinese foreign direct investment.Rubbish collection days...

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Two-way trade with China more than triples over the past decade

Two-way trade with China more than triples over the past ...

New Zealand’s two-way trade with China increased more than three-fold in the past decade, Stats NZ said today. It climbed from $8.6 billion in 2007 to $26.1 billion in the December 2017 calendar year. Two-way trade is the total value of goods and services imported and exported between two countries. China narrowly...

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NZ log exports to China at record levels

NZ log exports to China at record levels

NZ log exports to China at record levels, demand expected to stay strong, AgriHQ says. New Zealand exported a record volume of logs to China last year as Asia's largest economy clamped down on harvesting its own forests, and the future points to constant or better demand in coming months, according to AgriHQ's latest forestry...

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Revitalizing China’s Rust Belt: Incentives for Businesses and Expats

Revitalizing China’s Rust Belt: Incentives for ...

Lively debate has exploded in recent weeks among economists, commentators, and netizens over how to revitalize China’s struggling Northeast. The region, often compared to the Rust Belt in the US thanks to its industrial focus and decline, has encountered obstacles in reinvigorating its economy and retaining talent....

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Bringing ideas to life in China

Bringing ideas to life in China

The inaugural Ideas to Life Conference took place in Hangzhou, China in December, and showcased the University of Auckland’s internationally-recognised expertise in areas of interest to the Chinese market. Ideas to Life took place at the University of Auckland Innovation Institute in Hangzhou – an area known as...

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eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

eGates Open to Chinese Travellers

The first Chinese travellers to officially use the Customs eGates (formerly known as SmartGate) have been welcomed at Auckland International Airport.Customs Minister Meka Whaitiri and representatives from the Chinese government joined staff and key partners to mark the milestone.“Customs is part of a multi-agency group,...

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China Topped Patent, Trademark, & Design Filings in 2016

China Topped Patent, Trademark, & Design Filings in 2016

Worldwide filings for patents, trademarks and industrial designs reached record heights in 2016 amid soaring demand in China, which received more patent applications than the combined total of applications received by the United States, Japan, the Republic of Korea and the European Patent Office, the United Nations...

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China Cuts Import Duties on Consumer Goods

China Cuts Import Duties on Consumer Goods

China is cutting import tariffs on nearly 200 types of consumer goods in a bid to encourage domestic consumption. The new tariff rates will take effect from December 1, 2017, according to an announcement by the Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council.After the reductions, the average import tariff for these products...

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Sea-Freight Container of Chilled Beef And Lamb to China

Sea-Freight Container of Chilled Beef And Lamb to China

Silver Fern Farms has launched a large-scale China chilled meat pilot with the first sea-freight container shipment of chilled beef as well as multiple air-freight orders of beef and lamb set for customers across China. The pilot is part of a six-month trial negotiated by the government to test chilled red meat access into...

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China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

China FTA upgrade worth thousands of jobs

Trade Minister Todd McClay says the Government has agreed a negotiating mandate to upgrade the China Free Trade Agreement that will deliver thousands of jobs and be worth billions to our economy. “China is a significant trading partner. Our FTA with China has helped New Zealand companies stay in business during the GFC...

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New Zealand Ambassador talks about growing bilateral ties

New Zealand Ambassador talks about growing bilateral ties

Talking about New Zealand, the first thing that comes to mind for Chinese is milk powder and the ethnic group Maori. However, there is more to it than that. The current New Zealand Ambassador to China John McKinnon is a direct witness of the growing bilateral ties. The Global Times (GT) interviewed him, and he shared his...

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First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

First shipments of chilled meat to China underway

The first export consignments of chilled meat have left New Zealand shores bound for China as part of a six month trial, Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced on 30 June.  “The air-freighted consignments from Alliance Group and Greenlea Premier Meats mark a significant step towards enabling permanent...

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