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NZTC Keynote Speaker at the 2018 International Agriculture Development Symposium

The 2018 Brand Agriculture Development International Symposium was held in Chengdu on the 20th September 2018 and NZTC President, Adam Martin was among one of the conferences key note speakers.


The Symposium played host to more 300 representatives. Those in attendance included high ranking members of the Chinese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, the United Nations and the World Trade Organization.
Established 3-years ago, the World Union of Agricultural Associations (WUAA) was the official host of the Symposium, with founding members from China, New Zealand, Russia, Poland, Japan, Spain and Malaysia all represented. The WUAA’s aim is for member countries to share resources, technology and idea’s that enhance and foster Agriculture Development for all member countries, as well as providing a discussion platform that addresses Agriculture brand development and cooperation.
NZTC President, Mr Adam Martin, was invited to deliver a …

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NZ Government Department is seeking feedback on locally sold Manuka honey

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is seeking feedback on options for Manuka honey sold in New Zealand. Since February 2018, all exported Manuka honey must meet the Manuka honey science definition, to test that it is authentic. (More info about the Manuka honey science definition)

MPI is now considering whether to apply the same science definition to New Zealand Manuka honey sold on the domestic market. It is important to understand the possible benefits, costs and impacts, and to think about how this might work in practice.

During the consultation, public meetings will be held throughout the country by MPI to provide information and answer any questions on the proposal.

Consultation document (Click to download the PDF)

The discussion document describes the current requirements, and assesses both a voluntary and mandatory option for how the science definition could be implemented for Manuka honey …

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New Zealand’s fresh milk entered pre-schools in China

Since 2015, NZTC has successfully supplied and exported New Zealand KOHA FRESH MILK to China.  Our buyer has achieved something no other Fresh Milk Brand has achieved in China, by successfully negotiating the distribution of KOHA full cream Fresh Milk into pre-schools in China, becoming the authorized imported milk brand to enter this important channel.

New Zealand is fortunate to have natural beauty with pure green pastures that feeds the more than 4.5 million cows.  While NZ is not the largest producer of Dairy Products, because of our population, we are the largest dairy exporter in the world, accounting for nearly a 1/3rd of the world’s dairy trade globally.

With a population of less than 5-million people, NZ produces 19 million tons of milk, of which, more than 95% is sold abroad.  It’s in our NZ’s DNA to export dairy products, with …

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Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc met with leaders of New Zealand Trade Center

Vietnam’s Prime Minister, Nguyễn Xuân Phúc, was accompanied by his wife, Senior Ministers and Commercial Business leaders visited New Zealand from March 12th to 14th, at the invitation of Jacinda Ardern, Prime Minister of New Zealand.

On the morning of March 13th, Prime Minister Phúc delivered the main speech at the Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum in Auckland. Prime Minister Phúc eloquently detailed the increasing growth in Vietnam and their desire to trade and co-operate with New Zealand business for Investment, Services and Products. They while our two countries have worked well together historically, now is the time to do more. The Vietnam-New Zealand Business Forum was attended by many Senior New Zealand business leaders and more than 300 representatives of companies from Vietnam and New Zealand, including Mr. Fan Pingming, Vice Premier of Vietnam, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Mr. Wang …

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SCULLYS supports Chinese New Year Charity Gala

On March 6th, 2018, the third Chinese New Year Charity Gala was successfully hosted at Sky City Convention Centre in Auckland, under the theme of ‘innovation –future’. Those who attended the banquet could bid at auction for a variety of exquisite set gift boxes, donate kindly by SCULLYS, who have more than 20 years of history in the New Skin care sector. The SCULLYS beautiful gift boxes grew great attraction and the bidding was fiercely competitive. SCULLYS generous donations successfully contributed to the St Johns’ ambulance donation program and it also drew the attention of the Chairman of China Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand, who also bid on the SCULLYS skin care gift box for his wife.

There were many representatives from all over New Zealand, including nearly 700 celebrities from different industries. Attendees included New Zealand’s acting Prime …

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Fertile Fields in Vietnam

In November 2016, at the invitation of one of Vietnam’s leading Supermarket Chains, New Zealand Trade Centre attended the 2016 Vietnam Food & Technology Expo which took place in Ho Chi Minh City from the 16th– 19th of November.

Vietnam represents a market of over 96 million.  The middle class, like China, is increasingly becoming more discerning and wealthy.

The Food Expo was particularly profitable for NZTC and for Ruth of Bio Balance, one of the suppliers who joined us on this journey.  Showcasing the best of NZ products and opportunities, NZTC carefully selected  New Zealand’s best suppliers of food, beverages, health supplements and skincare products that we believed would work in the Vietnamese market.

The first two days of the show were designated for Trade Customers.  Over these two days, we were immediately impressed by the quality and knowledge …

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Delegation of Baoshan Government Visited NZTC

On 11th Nov, the six people delegation of Baoshan Government visited NZTC. The two parties exchanged opinions on Belt & Road Strategy, agriculture technology, environment and sustainable development etc,.

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NZTC at Exporting Agriculture International Trade and Agriculture Summit 2016

NZTC at Exporting Agriculture International Trade and Agriculture Summit 2016

About Riverside County EDA – Office of Foreign Trade

Organizer of Exporting Agriculture International Trade and Ag Summit 2016

The Office of Foreign Trade (OFT) is part of the County Economic Development Agency and is the official agency and representative body for international trade, development, and foreign investment within the County of Riverside. The OFT was established by the Agency and with the consent of the County Executive Officer in 2009 in an effort to consolidate foreign trade and investment in one centralized office.

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Vietnam-NZ Business Breakfast Meeting Held in New Zealand Trade Centre


On 11th Oct, ANZBC,Vietnam Trade Office, Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives and local NZ businesses attended the breakfast meeting held in New Zealand Trade Centre.



ANZBC(ASEAN New Zealand Business Council) helps to promote the businesses of its members and develop new opportunities. Together with ANZBC and Vietnam Trade Office, NZTC organized the breakfast meeting to help Vietnam enterprises and NZ local businesses build business cooperation.


Saigon Union of Trading Co-operatives owns and operates a chain of supermarkets in Vietnam. The company also imports raw materials for production, consumer goods, foods, and motorcycles, as well as exporting agricultural and sea products, processed foods, garments, leather shoes, and handicrafts and fine art products from and to Europe, Asia, and the United States. Saigon Coop has been listed among the top 500 retailers in the Asia-Pacific region by the Retail Asia Publishing magazine and Euromonitor (Asia) Pty Ltd.


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NZTC Visited County of Riverside, California for Business Partnership

On 28th September, the board of directors of New Zealand Trade Centre visited County of Riverside, California of US.

The County of Riverside Economic Development Agency (EDA) encourages business growth, builds a positive business climate and is dedicated to establish international business partnerships.

Upon County of Riverside’s invitation, Wendy Mo, Frank Li and Henry Li made their visits to Riverside, Palm Springs and Southern California Wine Country for business investigation and exchange.

Wendy Mo speaking on leveraging a partnership internationally, with local businesses from

County of Riverside EDA

A morning tour of the County of Riverside EXCITE Center, where local and new businesses are

able to operate on site

Visit Temecula Valley Southern California Wine Country

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