New Zealand Europe Business Council

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The New Zealand Europe Business Council Incorporated is established to promote the establishment of closer economic co-operation between New Zealand and Europe.

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FTA NZEBC Submission

New Zealand-Europe Business Council submission on a NZ-EU FTA, February 2016

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Our Postion in Support of a EU/NZ FTA

We are seeking support to move from discussions to negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and New Zealand.

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Connect with our Members

We are proud to have a substanial membership of full and associate members ranging from Business Associations, Trade Commissions and Universities to Embassies, Consulates, and Consuls.

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Event Notices

Do you have an event coming up you'd like us to share?

Please forward your event invitation with images to events@nzebc.nz and we will create an event on the website within 5 working days.

Plans for 2016

This year we will support progress of the FTA process and move closer to commitments on both sides. 

We will continue to work with MFAT to ensure relations and trade with Europe continues to grow and develop.

Through various initiatives like the new Europe House arrangements we wish to bring prominence and full awareness to NZ of EU as the single biggest market in the world with a wealth of untapped market segments and opportunities.

Upcoming Events

Negotiating with Germans

Negotiating with Germans

Come along and learn (more) about Germany as a country to do business with and what factors can make or break your approach to a German company. Be entertained while learning about simple things in communication and behaviour that make up the cultural veneer of a country.

Our Kiwi-German "hybrid" presenter Monique Surges will cover the below topics in an interactive and thought-provoking workshop:

  • Influences on the German way of thinking
  • German business values
  • German negotiation strategies
  • Preparing your negotiating
  • Critical German social business protocol

For registration please visit our website.

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