International Trade

Zealong – Ducks in a Row

New to Exporting? It’s time to get your ‘Ducks in a Row’ The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) recently launched a brand-new exporting campaign resource for New Zealand exporters called ‘Ducks in a Row’. This new resource guide introduces companies who are new to exporting to a comprehensive overview of the exporting process, outlines the …

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From the Cradle to the Grave

My December 2019 column ‘Neoliberal denouement in Chile’ concerned widespread civil unrest in one of Latin America’s richest, yet most unequal, societies after millions took to the streets demanding fundamental changes in Chilean society. The violent protests were in opposition to the constitutionally-enshrined neoliberal economics which have made Chile the most unequal society in the …

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A Stitch in Time

Successive New Zealand governments, mindful of the danger of overdependence on Asian and European export markets, have worked with a variety of multilateral forums to deepen trade with Latin America (including the Caribbean). New Zealand is a member of APEC (the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, which includes Chile, Mexico and Peru), is a founding member of …

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Understanding China

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin In its May/June 2021 issue, Harvard Business Review has four articles under the heading “Understanding China.” The articles help paint a different and more positive view of what China has achieved and explain some of its more promising prospects. The magazine’s Editor in Chief states; “The …

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Big in the EU: historic investment plan to relaunch the economy

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin We’ve learned to take economic forecast with a grain of salt. Especially when an exogenous phenomenon like a pandemic displays its effects with hard-to-predict geographic and time patterns. After the historic drop of GDP in 2020 (-6.1% in EU27, twice as much as New Zealand) the …

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New Zealand and Scandinavia – Two ends of the world that seem well suited for co-operation

Share on email Share on facebook Share on linkedin The New Zealand Scandinavia Business Association (NZSBA) was founded 30 years ago, but the relations between the two goes back much further than that, with goods and services having been traded for over a hundred years. It is the purpose of NZSBA to continue this relationship …

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