New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea
Ideas exchanged to bring New Zealand-Korea SMEs together
On 12 February, Ambassador Patrick Rata hosted Executive Vice Chairman Song Jae-Hee of the Korea Federation of Small and Medium Business (Kbiz), for lunch at the Residence. Lunch was also attended by Yang Cap-Soo, Chief of the International Trade Team, Kim Tae-Hwan, General Manager of the Trade Promotion Section and Lee Jie-Yun, Assistant Manager of the Trade Promotion Section from KBiz. Ambassador Rata and Vice Chairman Song discussed the challenges and opportunities facing small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in New Zealand and Korea. They also explored opportunities for New Zealand and Korea to further develop to the trading relationship in a way which will support business growth, including through a bilateral FTA.