When you’re doing business with clients or suppliers in foreign markets, collaborative relationships with the local business community are crucial to breaking down trade barriers.

We work closely with various International Business Councils to support ideas sharing, facilitate access to government officials and strengthen economic links between the Auckland business community and those overseas.


Business Council Directory

NZ International Business Forum

NZ International Business Forum

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New Zealand Beverage Council

New Zealand Beverage Council

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New Zealand Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

New Zealand Pacific Economic Cooperation Council

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New Zealand Pacific Business Council

New Zealand Pacific Business Council

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French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNZCCI)

French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FNZCCI)

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New Zealand Samoa Trade and Investment Commission

New Zealand Samoa Trade and Investment Commission

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New Zealand United States Council

New Zealand United States Council

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NZ Fiji Business Council

NZ Fiji Business Council

Discussions around the establishment of a business council began through the Auckland Manufacturers Association in the mid 1980’s. Early drivers of the initiative included Bill Williams of Carter Holt Harvey and Gilbert Ulrich. The October 1987 coup accelerated these discussions to when both councils were formally established in November 1987.

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New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council

New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council

The New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council promotes and facilitates economic and trade relations between New Zealand and Papua New Guinea by providing an environment where knowledge is shared and business connections are made.

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New Zealand Tonga Business Council

New Zealand Tonga Business Council

The New Zealand Tonga Business Council encourages and supports bi-lateral trade and investment between New Zealand and Tonga.

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