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International Chamber of Commerce
New Zealand’s Chambers of Commerce are affiliated with 22,000 Chambers internationally – the International Chamber of Commerce, or ICC, providing members with access to the largest business network in the world.
ICC is the voice of world business championing the global economy as a force for economic growth, job creation and prosperity.
Investment Opportunities in Argentina
Argentina is currently seen as one of the best places to invest, due to its economy that has delivered opportunity, growth and profitability to local and foreign investors in almost every productive sector for over a decade.
Visit from Iranian Ambassador
The Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Iran, Dr Majid Tarfreshi, recently visited Nelson to explore trade and shared business opportunities. Dr Tarfreshi’s visits included Cawthron Institute, the Air Nelson hangar and Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology.
He is pictured here on his visit to Cawthron Institute (third from left)
Luncheon with American Chamber of Commerce Guest Speaker, Mike Hearn
A group of Nelson exporters attended a luncheon Friday 14th December 2012, where guest speaker Mike Hearn from the American Chamber of Commerce in New Zealand offered local exporters the opportunity to quiz him on a variety of questions about their present situations regarding exporting their products into the US market.
Group discussion took place on topics including;
- Needing help finding outlets for their products.
- Finding the right sized company to deal with, the vastly different scale of US companies is challenging.
- Assistance with contacts
- Redesigning products to suit the US market
- The challenges of FTA paperwork and requirements
- IP issues
- Progress on the TTP agreement
- Freight costs were said to be a trade barrier.
Mike committed to finding answers and solutions to specific questions raised.
He assured the businesses they should feel free to make contact for assistance in future regarding exporting into the US market.
For anyone who was unable to attend the presentation, visit the American Chamber of Commerce website
Pic Picot, Mark Edwards, Mike Hearn (American Chamber of Commerce) and Dot Kettle