Towards an NZ-EU Free Trade Agreement - Business briefing and perspective.
Now that TPP has been concluded, the next cab off the free trade rank for New Zealand is likely to be the European Union, with the Prime Minister expected to visit Brussels later this year.
This timely briefing will provide an opportunity to discuss the prospects for an FTA. The focus will be on the dynamic benefits that such an agreement might offer to business not only in the EU and New Zealand markets, but also looking more broadly at NZ-EU partnerships into Asia and beyond.
Speakers will include:
Hon Todd McLay, Associate Minister of Trade
Michalis Rokas, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. of the Delegation of the European Union to New Zealand (TBC)
Frank Olsson, Chairman, NZ Europe Business Council
Stephen Jacobi, Executive Director of the NZ International Business Forum
The briefing will be chaired by Michael Barnett, CEO, Auckland Regional Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Participants will reflect on a recent discussion paper prepared by the New Zealand International Business Forum, entitled “Towards a New Zealand-European Union Free Trade Agreement: A Business Perspective”. http://www.tradeworks.org.nz/towards-a-new-zealand-european-union-fta/
Numbers are limited. Please ensure you RSVP early to secure your place.