The New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA) was established in 1981 by leading business people who wanted to encourage trade between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China.
The Association has since been instrumental in providing networking opportunities through initiatives such as trade missions; introducing people from both countries and enhancing trade.
It has also successfully forged valuable relationships with influential members of both governments and business agencies; as well as widening the diversity of company and individual representations.
According to The New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA)’s website, in order to achieve the above mission, the organisation aims at the following:
- Create awareness of trade opportunities and relationship initiatives between New Zealand and the People’s Republic of China.
- Foster an active community of members comprised of New Zealand-China traders and those with an interest in doing business with China.
- Organise trade missions to China and provide members with access to China business intelligence.
Members of the NZCTA enjoy several benefits such as being part of a growing business network which provide several opportunities, attending trade events, leveraging close relations with business and government agencies, visa arrangement services and many more.
“NZTE warmly supports the activities of the NZCTA and welcomes this initiative to bring Chinese and New Zealand businesses closer together. NZTE regards the NZCTA as a partner in its ongoing development of stronger ties between the two countries and recommends its services to interested parties”, saysGlen Murphy – Regional Director, Greater China – New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE).
The NZCTA Young Associates was also formed in 2014 for students and young professionals to create opportunities in strengthening relations between New Zealand and China.
To be a member, or for more information on The New Zealand China Trade Association (NZCTA), please visit: http://www.nzcta.co.nz .
By: Theresa R. Fianko