New Zealand and Europe
NZIBF strongly supports the concept of closer trade and economic relations with the European Union.
NZIBF's Board includes New Zealand's leading exporters to the European Union. The EU is already a leading trading partner for New Zealand and is expanding its free trade agreements with countries in the Asian Pacific region. The two countries are likeminded on many issues. There is also need to broaden the economic relationship with Europe beyond traditional agricultural exports and to develop new partnerships in services, technology and research, which can work to the benefit of both parties.
NZIBF plans to develop a focus on Europe alongside its other market priorities.