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.

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

Of interest

United Nations Handbook 2015-16

United Nations Handbook

The UN Handbook is a comprehensive guide to the UN system and how it works.  Read more

Prime Minister's media release |

New Zealand wins Security Council seat

New Zealand has secured a place on the UN Security Council for 2015-16. Read the Prime Minister's media release

Registering your overseas travel made easier

Registering your overseas travel made easier

New Zealanders travelling or living overseas, registering your travel online now made easier. Read more

Korea Update, Embassy's Quarterly Publication

Korea Update is a quarterly newsletter keeping you informed with what is happening in the land of the morning calm. Read more

The Christchurch Earthquake Appeal

News about how the donations are contributing to the rebuild, ways to donate and more.