NZEC Newsletter - December 2019

Kia Ora from the NZEC team,

In the last newsletter for 2019 we bring you our first video case study, about agritech company Innovative Dairy Systems.  We’ve included our 2018/19 Annual Overview report, along with links to the New Zealand Story’s online films celebrating New Zealanders and business on the world stage.
2019 has been a productive year for us.  We’ve enjoyed supporting New Zealand exporting companies and have been inspired by their owners and staff who demonstrate innovation, perseverance and pride in delivering their kiwi solutions into international markets.
We wish you all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, and looking forward to working with you in 2020.

Exporting New Zealand Agri-technology to Ireland

When Innovative Dairy Systems won a contract to design and build a cheese making machine with the capacity to produce eight tonnes of cheese an hour, their biggest challenge was a financial one. Read or watch here how we helped them meet their bank’s security requirements for an advance payment guarantee.

New Zealand Export Credit Annual Overview 2018/19

We are pleased to present our 2018/19 Annual Overview. During the last year we supported 41 New Zealand exporters deliver goods and services worth a total of NZD 216 million into 29 countries.  To read more about our annual performance please click here.

Things that may be of interest

New Zealand Story has been set up to equip export businesses with market insights, imagery, videos and other digital content to help communicate compelling stories about New Zealand.  It includes “Inside Stories” which is a series of short films of New Zealanders sharing their stories which celebrate New Zealand’s unique contribution to the world.  It is available for you to download and share here.

The Treasury’s latest Monthly Economic Indicators report provides a summary of the economic trends and forecasts for New Zealand and internationally, as well as a summary of the key points arising from Treasury’s recent engagement with businesses on their economic and business outlooks.  Click here to read the report. 

How are US – China Trade Tensions affecting NZ manufacturers?

Interested in insights which compare manufacturers from the US, Australia and New Zealand?  Victoria Business School academic Associate Professor Hongzhi Gao, along with Dr Chun Zhang and Dr Monica Ren are undertaking a cross-country analysis of the impact of the US – China trade tensions.  They are seeking professionals from New Zealand’s manufacturing industry who can support this study by engaging in a short survey and/or interviews.  Their findings may benefit the manufacturing sector by sharing how businesses are responding to the challenges and opportunities arising from increased trade protectionism.  If you are keen to know more about this academic research project or interested in participating in the survey or interviews, please contact Hongzhi Gao ([email protected])

Office Closure

The office will be closed from 1pm on the 24th December through until the 3rd of January. If you have an urgent enquiry during that time please contact Chris Chapman (Head of NZEC) on 029 917 6021 or Phil Quinn (Senior Business Originator) on 021 243 2283.

Warm regards from,

Chris, Kim, Feliza, Sheila, Peter, Michael, Phil, Thomas and Kyle