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NZCTA and Shanghai Entrepreneurs Association sign strategic cooperation agreement

Trade Advice

NZCTA signed a strategic cooperation agreement with Shanghai Entrepreneurs Association (SEA) at the Shanghai Yacht Club on 20 March. This is a fantastic opportunity for NZCTA to significantly deepen our relationships in China with a very proactive group of successful businessmen and women who are well networked and influential.

SEA’s Chairman Mr Zhang Yingchun said, “SEA is proud to sign a strategic agreement for cooperation between our two organisations, covering trade, investment and cultural exchanges. Opportunities never knock twice.”

Tim White, Chairman of NZCTA, spoke of the benefits of a cooperative relationship. “For more than 33 years, the NZCTA has provided support for New Zealand businesses doing business in China. Members expect relationships to deepen, and this partnership can help with this. SEA are well networked and can provide further support, networking, and access to funding and investment.”

Prime Minister John Key, Ministers Tim Grocer and Nikki Kaye, Ambassador Wang Lutong, Ambassador Carl Worker, Secretary of Foreign Affairs and Trade John Allen, NZTE Chief Executive Peter Chrisp and other distinguished guests were in attendance.

We are currently working with SEA on proposals to realise the potential of this Agreement which we will share with members soon. An SEA delegation is expected to visit New Zealand in July.