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China General Interest

8 September 2008

Dear Member

AGM – Diarise 12 November

With full details to follow in a week or two, meantime, please diarise…

Wednesday 12 November noon to 2.00 p.m.

Venue: The Auckland Club, Shortland Street, Auckland

Guest Speaker: Tim Groser (currently) National Party spokesman for Trade

and former Ambassador to the World Trade Organization.

No matter what the status of or who our government is on 12th November, Tim Groser is an astute commentator and entertaining speaker.

This AGM event is sure to match the reputation NZCTA has built up for high quality and enjoyable AGM luncheons.

The practicalities of doing business in China

Places are quickly filling for our seminar on 17th September in association with Ernst & Young.

A programme packed with information and interest commences with a case study from NZCTA award winner, Biovittoria on setting up and operating in China, followed by the latest tax implications from Ernst & Young, a briefing on the new Shanghai concept Centre and concluding with essential information on new certificate of origin rules and procedures.

A separate reminder will be sent out shortly but click here to register without delay

Joint Trade and Economic Commission meets in Wellington

The NZ-China Joint Trade and Economic Commission will take place in Wellington on 22 September. Chairman Stuart Ferguson will represent the association at the business meeting.

The Chinese delegation are all from the Ministry of Commerce, and will be led by Assistant Minister Wang Chao. Around five Chinese business people are coming down with the delegation.

If you have any issue or submission for the commission please email it to me by 18 September so I can collate and forward it to Stuart.

If you wish to know more about the delegation and its specific areas of interest with a view to meeting members of it please also contact me at

Yours sincerely

David Catty

Executive Director