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The US - NZ Council
The United States - New Zealand Council was established in 1986 to promote a better understanding of New Zealand in the United States, and to foster communication, friendship, and co-operation between the two countries.
The Council works closely with its counterpart in New Zealand, the NZ-US Council.
Headquartered in Washington, D.C., the Council maintains close ties with departments, offices and embassies of both governments, as well as key business organizations in both countries, including the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand and the Business Roundtable.
The American Chamber of Commerce
The American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in New Zealand exists to promote two-way trade and investment relationships primarily between New Zealand and the United States and also within the Asia-Pacific region.
New Zealand United States trade and investment have a considerable impact on the New Zealand economy. The USA has become New Zealand’s second largest trading partner with trade totaling in excess of $NZ 9 billion. US companies operating in New Zealand account for investment totaling in excess of $NZ12.6 billion and thousands of jobs.
The NZ-US Council
The New Zealand United States Council was established in 2001. It is a non partisan organisation, funded by business and the Government, and committed to fostering and developing a strong and mutually beneficial relationship between New Zealand and the United States.
The Council works closely with its counterpart in Washington DC, the US NZ Council, with other business groups in New Zealand and with government agencies, especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade and the New Zealand Embassy in Washington.
The Council is governed by a Board of directors chaired by the Rt Hon James Bolger ONZ, former Prime Minister of New Zealand.