Tag: Export NZ

Maori are amongst the biggest beneficiaries of TPP

Press Release – Export NZ In the lead up to Waitangi celebrations and the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership in New Zealand this week, much is being made of Maori opposition to the TPP due to a lack of consultation and a perceived loss of sovereignty, for New Zealand in general … Maori are amongst the biggest beneficiaries of TPP In the lead up to Waitangi celebrations and the signing of the Trans Pacific Partnership in New Zealand this week, much is being made of Maori opposition to the TPP due to a lack of consultation and a perceived loss of sovereignty, for New Zealand in general and Maori in particular. Exporters would also have liked more transparency and consultation, but we understood that there needed to be some confidentiality amongst negotiators in order that they got the best deal they could for New Zealand. While no country that is party to a multilateral trade deal ever gets 100% of what they want, New Zealand tends to do well out of trade deals because our biggest exports (dairy, meat, fishing, forestry, horticulture) also tend to face the largest tariffs. The reason Maori will do so well out of the TPP is because they are large owners of these assets. The Maori ownership of agriculture, forestry and fishing in 2013 was over $10 billion, a close to 30% share....

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Wellington exporters expect business to rise

Press Release – Export NZ Wellington exporters expect business to rise, ExportNZ survey shows The Wellington economy will be encouraged by news that two thirds of local exporters expect export orders to rise over the next 12 months, says ExportNZ Wellington.Wellington exporters expect business to rise, ExportNZ survey shows The Wellington economy will be encouraged by news that two thirds of local exporters expect export orders to rise over the next 12 months, says ExportNZ Wellington. John Milford, the Chief Executive of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce, which oversees ExportNZ Wellington, commented on the result of ExportNZ’s annual survey of members released today. The survey shows that 66.7 per cent of Wellington exporting companies expect export orders across all markets to rise over the next 12 months, with 11.1 per cent expecting them to rise substantially and 55.6 per cent to rise slowly. Some 16.7 per cent expect orders to reduce slightly. This is slightly lower than sentiment across the Central New Zealand region, where 76 per cent of companies expect exports to rise, 16.7 per cent substantially and 59.3 per cent slowly. Nationally, 80 per cent of export companies expect orders to increase, 31.6 per cent substantially and 48.5 per cent slowly. When asked what were the top three barriers preventing companies from exporting or exporting more, exchange rate levels were cited most regularly (by 56 per cent...

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Hawke’s Bay exporters expect business to rise

Press Release – Export NZ Hawkes Bay exporters expect business to rise, ExportNZ survey shows The Hawkes Bay economy will remain buoyant for at least the next 12 months if expectations of exporters are any indication, says ExportNZ Hawkes Bay.Hawke’s Bay exporters expect business to rise, ExportNZ survey shows The Hawke’s Bay economy will remain buoyant for at least the next 12 months if expectations of exporters are any indication, says ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay. John Milford, the Chief Executive of Business Central, which oversees ExportNZ Hawke’s Bay, today released the result of ExportNZ’s annual survey of members, which he called very encouraging. The survey shows that 80.7 per cent of Hawke’s Bay exporting companies expect export orders across all markets to rise over the next 12 months, with 19.2 per cent expecting them to rise substantially and 61.5 per cent to rise slowly. Just 3.8 per cent expect orders to reduce slightly. This is slightly better than sentiment across the Business Central region, with 76 per cent of companies expecting exports to rise, 16.7 per cent substantially and 59 per cent slowly. Nationally, 80 per cent expect orders to increase, 31.6 per cent substantially and 48.5 per cent slowly. The survey also shows that Australia remains the biggest destination for Hawke’s Bay exports, with 65 per cent of companies sending goods there, followed by China (62 per cent of...

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