History Following the Korean war, the South Korean government needed to rebuild the country. The government selected firms in targeted industries and gave them privileges to buy foreign currencies and to borrow funds from banks at preferential rates. It also erected tariff barriers and imposed a prohibition on manufacturing imports,[…]
Korea has the highest per-capita seafood consumption in the world. With the popularity of seafood restaurants continuing to grow, there is substantial demand for seafood that cannot be met in the domestic market. Korea represents an exciting market for New Zealand seafood producers. The Korea-NZ FTA will see benefits for[…]
New Zealand’s red meat sector can look ahead to increasing opportunity in the Korean market now that the Korea-NZ FTA has entered into force. New Zealand’s price competitiveness with other countries’ beef and lamb products will erode no further, as tariffs reduce to zero over time. Meanwhile, New Zealand product[…]
From Tuesday (local time), most major supermarkets are banned from using single-use plastic bags – including selling them for extra at the check-out, as some New Zealand supermarkets do. The affected stores are already blocked from freely handing out the bags, but the new rules means they can’t use them[…]
South Korea is the world’s 13th-largest economy, boasting some of the biggest technology and manufacturing brands in the world. It’s now focused on ‘economic democratisation’ and ‘green growth’, which presents opportunities to New Zealand exporters.
Koreans are consuming an expanding range of fruit and vegetables which will provide opportunities for New Zealand growers. Some horticultural products have already benefited from tariff reductions and others will become increasingly competitive over the next five to ten years. New Zealand’s reputation for food safety and ability to meet[…]