New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

Ambassador Rata highlights the benefits of growing Korea-New Zealand trade ties to Korean importers

On 28 March, Ambassador Patrick Rata delivered a presentation on the benefits of the growing trade and business ties between New Zealand and Korea to over 80 Korean importers who are members of the Korea Importers Association (KOIMA)*.  Ambassador Rata was accompanied by Trade Commissioner, Ryan Freer, and Chairman of the New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in Korea, Lewis Patterson.  His presentation highlighted the following key messages:

  • New Zealand is a great place to do business and Kiwis are great people to do business with;
  • New Zealand and Korea enjoy a close relationship, but there is scope to increase trade ties;
  • An FTA will do that, and be a win-win for both countries.  For Korea, it can support businesspeople and help Korea to attain economic growth and prosperity.

Concluding his presentation, Ambassador Rata noted that trade deals require support to be completed.  He outlined his hope that traders, who have a stake in bilateral trade and business ties, would lend their support an FTA between New Zealand and Korea.

If you are interested in viewing excerpts from the Ambassador’s presentation material, please refer to the attachment below.

*KOIMA is an association dedicated to trade advocacy and business promotion.

Attachment
File Excerpts of Ambassador Rata's speech at KOIMA CEO Academy.pdf

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