Discounted price for Intercontinental Hotel Wellington Club Floor Rooms (NZ $489 per night, per room), which includes: Access to Club InterContinental Lounge; Refreshments on arrival; Twilight drinks and canapés; Gourmet breakfast in Club InterContinental Lounge; Complimentary local telephone calls; Complimentary internet; Complimentary pressing (Two pieces per stay); Evening turndown service; Complimentary tea, coffee or juice with morning wake-up calls; Complimentary daily newspapers; World Class concierge service; Access to Emerge Health Club, our onsite gym and indoor swimming pool
The offer is subjected to availability, as no rooms are being held and the service policy will be on a first-in, first-served basis. Businesses participating in the trade mission can make the reservations themselves, by contacting Veronica Sedova, Group Reservations Coordinator (refer to attending the trade mission in Wellington organised by the Canberra Business Chamber)
BOOK ONLINE HERE
Group Reservations Coordinator
PO Box 175, Wellington, New Zealand
D: +64 4 495 7843 | F: +64 4 472 4724
firstname.lastname@example.org | www.intercontinental.com/wellington
Alternatively, a rate for accommodation in James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor (Lambton rooms) is $235 per night. It can be reserved here – please choose Lambton room and use booking code 274996 to obtain discounted rate.
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor
147 The Terrace; Wellington, 6011 New Zealand
D: +64 4 495 0279 | T: +64 4 499 9500 | F: +64 4 499 8203
email@example.com | www.grandchancellorhotels.com
James Cook Hotel Grand Chancellor is within walking distance of Intercontinental Wellington Hotel. The offer is subjected to availability, as no rooms are being held and the service policy will be on a first-in, first-served basis.
It is advised to make the accommodation reservations as soon as possible. At the time Canberra Business Chamber made inquiries on accommodation options, many hotels in Wellington have already been booked out for these dates.
Link and a code to discounted Singapore Airlines Flight Tickets (CBR-WLG-CBR) will be provided upon registering.
TRADE CONNECT GRANT
The ACT Government’s Trade Connect grant program is designed to help Canberra based businesses with a range of export market development activities. Trade Connect grants are awarded on a matched-funding basis. You may be eligible for up to 50% or up to $1,000 of your out of pocket expenses relating to the CWW business program. For more information, visit www.business.act.gov.au
(excerpt from Austrade web site, more information, here)
The Closer Economic Relations (CER) between New Zealand and Australia has been in place since 1983 and is one of the most comprehensive free trade agreements in the world. Building on CER, is the creation of a seamless trans-Tasman Single Economic Market (SEM) business environment. Previous work has been achieved around food standards, services protocol, free movement of people, trans-Tasman mutual recognition arrangement and investment protocol.
New Zealand and Australia signed a Free Trade Agreement (AANZFTA) in 2009 with the ASEAN regional block of 10 countries. It aims to liberalise and facilitate trade in goods, services and investment between New Zealand, Australian and the ASEAN economies and it contains measures to improve the business environment and promote cooperation in a broad range of economic areas of mutual interest.
FOOD AND BEVERAGE SECTOR
New Zealand and Australian governments are committed, via the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Arrangement, to creating a single trans-Tasman market for food. Some products, such as honey, and certain egg products are prohibited, although egg protocols are under review. Some herbs are subject to additional inspection. Product labels do not generally need to be altered for New Zealand because of trans-Tasman mutual recognition of food standards. Imports of products with more than 50 per cent Australian content are duty free. There is 15 per cent GST (Goods and Services Tax), which applies to all products.
Opportunities exist in the following areas:
- products that are not locally produced
- premium, fresh and counter seasonal products
- raw materials for local production as New Zealand is moving towards more value added processed foods
- organic, gluten free and vegan goods
- healthy convenience is a growing trend – food to go and single portion packaging
- collaboration in food research including food safety such as AusGrainz and The Fresh Produce Safety Centre Ltd
There is a proposal for the New Zealand Ministry for Primary Industries to increase the varieties of fruit and vegetables that can enter New Zealand under irradiation treatment beyond the existing varieties of tomatoes, capsicums and mangoes. Under the proposal, apples, apricots, cherries, honeydew melons, nectarines, peaches, plums, rockmelons, strawberries, grapes, zucchini and scallopini would be irradiated to allow their entry into New Zealand.