Welcome to the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council (ANZBC). The Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) is made up of Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand, Singapore and Viet Nam.
ASEAN NEW ZEALAND BUSINESS COUNCIL
One pathway to 10 South East Asian markets - What we do
ANZBC is a member based business council connecting New Zealand businesses with ASEAN trading partners. It is an organisation, which advocates their concerns and provides a network to seek contacts, learn about the markets and be assisted in many other ways in its members’ ASEAN business efforts.
The ANZBC is the Secretariat for the ASEAN Business Alliance (see below), a network of all New Zealand Chamber of Commerce in the ASEAN region. The ABA provides its members real-time connections in market, information on the ground and business to business market knowledge.
The ANZBC is also New Zealand's representative at the ASEAN Business Advisory Council (ABAC) meetings. ABAC Working Group meetings are run by business experts throughout the year, with reports sent to Ministers for their consideration and action. New Zealand is active in a number of working groups; NTB, Trade Facilitation, Customs, Heath-care and more.
The ANZBC holds regular events to inform and connect our stakeholders (at least monthly), plus our two signature events annually the ASEAN Forum (held in NZ) and the ASEAN Business Alliance Conference (held in the ASEAN region).
Well connected with business and government agencies in New Zealand and ASEAN, ANZBC provides crucial linkages and information. It is the foremost network for anyone with ASEAN business aspirations.
To read our Chairs Annual Report (presented at the 2022 AGM) recapping our activities and priorities over 2021 / 2022 please click here.
Membership and Constitution
Membership is open to any organisation or person wanting to boost their trade connections between New Zealand and SE Asia.
In New Zealand there are various corporate categories of membership or you may join as an individual, retired person or full time student. Overseas members are also most welcome. To join as a member and to see membership options visit our Services to Members page and apply online
The ANZBC is an Incorporated Society. To read a copy of the ANZBC Constitution click here
ASEAN Business Alliance
As a member of the ASEAN New Zealand Business Council you’re now connected to an ASEAN wide business network of chambers and associations – ready to assist you in your next business trip into the region PLUS an enhanced range of resources and services. Click here to read more.
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