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THE ANZTEC AGREEMENT
A "Comprehensive, High Quality Agreement"
Tim Groser, Minister of Trade, 2013
Signed in 2013, the Agreement between New Zealand and the Separate Customs Territory of Taiwan, Penghu, Kinmen, and Matsu on Economic Cooperation (ANZTEC) is only one of three trade agreements Chinese Taipei has signed with foreign trade partners - the others being China, and Singapore.
The ANZTEC Agreement give New Zealand exporters a competitive advantage in several key export areas, including; dairy, meat, fruits, and wine.
The Agreement also emphasises closer film and television production ties, a commitment to liberalise environmental goods and services, and improved cross-border services trade.
CHAPTER 19 - COOPERATION ON INDIGENOUS ISSUES
Chapter 19 of the ANZTEC agreement is a 'first-of-its-kind' type Chapter for a free-trade agreement.
Chapter 19 recognises the special connections between Aotearoa Māori and indigenous Taiwanese and seeks to emphasise the trade and economic cooperation between the two peoples.
The New Zealand - Taiwan Business Council is committed to building and supporting the economic and trade connections built through Chapter 19.
THE TRADE NUMBERS
NZ'S 6TH LARGEST TRADING PARTNER
Taiwan is ranked New Zealand's 6th largest trading partner, representing a total trade value of $3.041 billion in the year ending June 2022. The first time the $3 billion mark has been broken.
EXPORTS TO TAIWAN -
YEAR ENDING JUNE 2022
Exports from New Zealand to Taiwan for the year ending June 2022 totalled $1.596 billion - a 27.1% percent increase from the previous year.
Top 5 New Zealand Exports to Taiwan:
1) Dairy - $466.64 million
2) Meat & Edible Offal - $233.06 million
3) Fruits & Nuts - $232.44 million
4) Wood - $72.67 million
5) Travel - $36.58 million
IMPORTS FROM TAIWAN - YEAR ENDING JUNE 2022
Imports from Taiwan to New Zealand for the year ending June 2021 totalled $0.98 billion - a 6.5 percent increase on the previous year.
Top 5 New Zealand Imports from Taiwan:
1) Electrical Machinery & Equipment - $169.19 million
2) Machinery - $133.1 million
3) Plastics - $106.68 million
4) Vehicles - $101.26 million
5) Iron & Steel Articles - $77.53 million
THE WELLINGTON CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
LETTERS OF INVITATION OR INTRODUCTION
Letter of Invitation
If you would like to host a delegation or need an invitation letter for your business group please contact the international trade team on 04 4709888 or email us to learn more about these services.
Letter of Introduction
The Wellington Chamber can arrange a letter for you or your business to introduce you as a member of the Wellington Chamber of Commerce to a foreign business or chamber. Please call 04 473 7224 or email our trade team for more information. (This service is only available to paid up members of the Wellington Chamber.)
CERTIFICATES OF ORIGIN
Exporting to Taiwan under the ANZTEC Agreement can be done using a self-certified Certificate of Origin. However, you are able to use Certificates of Origin certified by your local Chamber of Commerce if you require.
The Wellington Chamber of Commerce uses an online certification system, eCertify, which is the fastest and most cost-effective way to lodge and have your documents certified.
Please feel free to contact the International Trade team on 04 470 9926 or by email with any further questions you have.
If you are taking goods to Taiwan on a temporary basis then apply for a NZCIO/BOFT Carnet. Carnets cover a wide range of goods including commercial samples, professional equipment, and goods for display at exhibitions and fairs.
The Wellington Chamber is the sole guaranteeing and issuing association for New Zealand. Please feel free to contact the International Trade team on 04 470 9926 or by email with your enquiry.
LOCAL NETWORKING EVENTS
The Wellington Chamber, Business Central, and ExportNZ Wellington facilitate a wide variety of events and functions throughout Central New Zealand.
To see all the events offered to both members and non-members, please click here to go to their website. For local events around the rest of New Zealand, please contact your local Chamber of Commerce.