Rt Hon Bill English
was proud to host a working luncheon for the visiting Prime Minister
of New Zealand, the Rt Hon Bill English and his wife, Dr Mary
English, at the Conrad Hotel Tokyo on 17 May 2017. In attendance from
the Prime Minister’s delegation was the Trade Minister, Hon Todd
McClay, leading business representatives from NZ, and local NZ media.
Also in attendance were the New Zealand Ambassador to Japan, HE
Stephen Payton, members of the ANZCCJ executive council, and local
New Zealand, Australian and Japanese business leaders.
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Zealand-Japan Summit Meeting
Minister of New Zealand the Right Honourable Bill English and Prime
Minister of Japan His Excellency Shinzo Abe held a productive meeting
in Tokyo on 17th May 2017.
leaders reiterated the Strategic Cooperative Partnership between New
Zealand and Japan founded on common values, such as freedom,
democracy, rule of law and human rights, as well as a strong
commitment to peace and security, free trade and investment, and
ANZCCJ welcomes members to RWC Pool Draw Evening
in conjunction with BCCJ, held an exciting evening networking event
at the Roppongi Hills Club, featuring a recorded screening of the
draw followed by an expert panel discussion. In his closing
remarks, ANZCCJ Chair Andrew Gauci, said "The Chamber looks
forward to working with Australian and New Zealand businesses in
Japan to leverage the many events we will be hosting over the
following years as we get closer to the RWC and the Olympics."
member Zespri sells
a record 24 million trays of kiwifruit in Japan
sales revenue of NZ$1.9 billion in 2015/16, Zespri is one of the
world's most successful horticulture marketing companies and the
Zespri brand is recognised as the world leader premium quality
Head, Lain Jager, joined NZ Prime Minister Rt Hon Bill English in his
trade mission to Japan after growing kiwifruit sales by 30 per cent
over the past two seasons in this market.
leaders defend free trade at APEC Summit for Trade
trade ministers from APEC nations attended the Regional
Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Ministerial Meeting at the
23rd APEC Summit for Trade. RCEP promises new market access
opportunities for Australian and New Zealand businesses, as
it will further integrate our countries into the
fastest growing region in the world and simplify the regional trade
and investment environment for Australian and New Zealand
in APEC strengthens both Australia and New Zealand's relationship
with key economic partners, helping drive Australia's economic growth
and job creation. APEC’s 21 members account for 60 per cent of the
world’s GDP and 72 per cent of Australia’s trade in goods and
committed to Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)
concerns about a new global era of protectionism, Asia Pacific Trade
Ministers gathered in Vietnam on 21 May with Australia,
Japan and New Zealand at the forefront of efforts to save the
Trans-Pacific Partnership free trade deal.
statement was unanimously agreed to by the 11 countries at ta
meeting which New Zealand co-chaired with Vietnam on the sidelines of
APEC in Hanoi. The so-called TPP-11 are Japan, Australia,
New Zealand, Brunei, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Canada, Mexico,
Chile and Peru.
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international investment figures released
of foreign investment in Australia increased $153.3b (5%) to reach
$3,192.4b for the year ended 31 December 2016 and the United States
remained the leading investor country, with Japan fourth at $213.5b
of Australian investment abroad reached $2,170.8b for the same period
and the leading investment destination country was also the United
States, with Japan third at $108.3b (5%).
Tell us your experience of using
JAEPA (and other FTAs)
Australian Businesses to participate in a short online survey on
utilisation of Australian FTAs. This survey is part of independent
research by PwC Australia to help identify and explore barriers to
business use of FTAs, and examine how business use can be further
Passing of Former ANZCCJ Chair,
Mr Chris Atwell
We are saddened by news of the passing of former
ANZCCJ Chair, Mr Chris Atwell. Chris will be missed by the many
friends he made during his time in Japan. Read the farewell message
Chris delivered to the Chamber in 2004. Our deepest condolences go
out to his family and friends at this difficult time.
Did you know?
Japan is New Zealand's 4th largest goods export
market and is worth $3billion.
Two-way goods trade is worth $6.5billion.
New Zealand is Japan's 32nd largest goods export
market and is worth $3.4billion.
Founded in 1923, Tanita is a world leader in precision electronic
scales. With almost 50% of its domestic market share, the name Tanita
is a household name in Japan. Tanita has joined the chamber
through networking from our SME Support Program, to explore
possibilities of business expansion in Australia/New Zealand,
demonstrating the value that Japanese businesses can gain from
American School in Japan
in 1902, the American School in Japan is among the top international
schools in the world. With a truly international faculty and student
body, the ANZCCJ is pleased to welcome them to our Chamber.