New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea

21-07-14

New Zealand is in the top 11 percent of world economies in terms of GDP per capita, and ranks first on the Corruption Perception Index, third in Ease of Doing Business and fifth in the Index of Economic Freedom.

17-07-14

New Zealand Trade & Enterprise has produced a YouTube animation, which maps the growth of New Zealand exports to its key markets from 1983 through to 2013.

17-07-14

Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully will visit Korea, Croatia, Montenegro and Georgia this week.

15-07-14

Trade and Climate Change Minister Tim Groser has welcomed the formal launch of international negotiations on the liberalisation of environmental goods.

The negotiations were launched by a group of members of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) at its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland.

“New Zealand is very pleased to be a part of this new initiative,” says Mr Groser.

15-07-14

NZTE and Korea’s National IT Industry Promotion Agency (NIPA) last week signed a Cooperation Agreement to promote the Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry and encourage collaboration between ICT companies from both countries.

14-07-14

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse has today announced the timetable for the introduction of mandatory electronic stability control (ESC) for cars imported to New Zealand.

Mr Woodhouse has signed a new Land Transport Rule that will phase in mandatory ESC for all new and used light passenger and goods vehicles entering the New Zealand fleet.

“ESC has been described by the New Zealand Automobile Association and many road safety experts as the most significant advance in vehicle safety since the seatbelt,” Mr Woodhouse says.

11-07-14

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully has held talks with his Korean counterpart Yun Byung-se in Seoul on 9 July.

08-07-14

4 July, 2014

Communications and Information Technology Minister Amy Adams has announced that the Korea, Australia and New Zealand (KANZ) Technology Summit will take place in Auckland next week.

KANZ is a trilateral Ministerial-led summit involving government, researchers and private sector representatives to discuss digital developments and explore opportunities for collaboration and new business.

20-06-14

Foreign Minister Murray McCully has announced Clare Fearnley as New Zealand’s next Ambassador to the Republic of Korea.

“New Zealand and Korea have a wide ranging relationship that encompasses close political ties and a history of shared sacrifice dating back to the Korean War,” Mr McCully says.

“Korea is one of our top five goods trading partners and we are seeking to conclude Free Trade Agreement negotiations in the near future.

13-06-14

South Korea and New Zealand have held the 7th round of negotiations toward a bilateral free trade agreement (FTA) in Auckland from 10-13 June 2014.

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