New Zealand Embassy Seoul, South Korea


During and immediately after Prime Minister John Key's visit to Korea business groups from New Zealand and Korea came together to network and explore opportunities for collaboration.


There was more than a touch of magic in the air tonight as winners of the 2015 New Zealand International Business Awards were announced, with Queenstown-based experiential tourism company Magic Memories sweeping up four awards, including the coveted Judges’ Supreme Award for International Business.


Public submissions are being invited on the Free Trade Agreement between New Zealand and the Republic of Korea. The closing date for submissions is Friday 24 April 2015.

New Zealand and the Republic of Korea signed the Free Trade Agreement on 23 March 2015.

The text of the treaty and the National Interest Analysis are available on the Parliament website.


Prime Minister John Key says New Zealand’s Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with Korea opens a new chapter in the two countries’ relationship.


Trade Minister Tim Groser today signed the New Zealand Korea Free Trade Agreement with his Korean counterpart Yoon Sang-jick.

“Improving access to international markets through free trade agreements is a key component of the Government’s Business Growth Agenda. Supporting our exporters is crucial to creating new jobs and boosting incomes for New Zealanders,” says Mr Groser.

“This Agreement secures the long-term future of New Zealand exporters to Korea whose international competitors were benefiting from Korea’s other FTAs.


Prime Minister John Key will visit Korea next week to mark the signing of the New Zealand-Korea Free Trade Agreement (FTA).


The Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) has announced three multi-institutional joint research projects with the Republic of Korea, supported through a newly established bilateral funding scheme.


New Zealand is proud to partner with the African Union Commission to produce the African Union Handbook 2015. In a significant development, this edition has been published in both English and French.


Finalists for the 2015 New Zealand Business Awards have been announced and represent one of the most diverse lists of finalists in the Awards’ history, says New Zealand Trade & Enterprise.

The Awards are run by New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) and Strategic Partner ANZ, and celebrate the passion, vision and new approaches that New Zealand businesses are taking to achieve international success.

This year there are 25 finalists competing for the nine awards, with contenders cutting across multiple sectors and services.


Foreign Minister Murray McCully today welcomed New Zealand taking up its seat as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

“New Zealand’s term on the Security Council will place us at the heart of international decision-making for the next two years,” Mr McCully says.

“The Security Council is currently considering some of the most pressing issues the international community faces, including; the dire humanitarian situation in Syria, ISIL, and Ebola.

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