New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy
The Tasmanian Government is committed to realising opportunities for Tasmanian businesses to grow trade to New Zealand, through the newly released New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy.
Opportunities exist across a range of sectors for Tasmanian businesses to build partnerships with our closest neighbour. This New Zealand strategy aligns with the Tasmanian Government’s priorities of building trade in key markets, showcasing Tasmania in priority markets, supporting trade logistics and market access, and building capabilities of Tasmanian businesses to grow exports.
Tasmanian businesses interested in participating in the mission and export activities with New Zealand are invited to register their interest by completing this form by 27 May 2022.
New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy
The Tasmanian Trade Strategy 2019–2025 sets out the Tasmanian Government’s priorities and initiatives for growing trade.
The purpose of this New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy is to:
- assist Tasmanian businesses to grow their trade with New Zealand
- foster partnerships to drive economic growth and boost jobs; and
- build government to government relationships to develop opportunities
of mutual benefit.
This will be achieved by:
- increasing collaboration and knowledge transfer to identify strategic
- partners, trade developments and emerging industry opportunities
- delivering targeted marketing campaigns, brand promotion; and
- focusing on freight and trans-shipment extension and market access.
- Support Tasmanian industry, business and regional associations to identify export growth opportunities for their members in New Zealand.
- Explore strategic partnerships for the Tasmanian and New Zealand business community.
- Explore further Antarctic Gateway collaboration.
- Identify new ways to work with TradeStart and Austrade networks.
- Enhance delivery of market intelligence and business matching services.
- Through the Industry Capability Network Tasmania (ICN) connect Tasmanian manufacturers and their supply chain to New Zealand tender opportunities.
- Maximise the potential of direct international flights from Auckland to Hobart to grow the visitor economy to both Tasmania and New Zealand.
- Promote advanced manufacturing, defence and maritime capabilities including products, sustainment and support services along with
highlighting Tasmania’s composites capabilities.
- Promote the capability of the information communication technology (ICT), science and space sectors and seek to develop collaboration
- Support collaboration in the Blue Economy Cooperative Research Centre (CRC).
- Explore collaboration and opportunities in renewable energy and resources.
- Explore potential internship and knowledge exchanges in shared sectors including viticulture and agribusiness.
- Use the new Tasmanian Export Freight Logistics Advisory Service (TEFLAS) to identify opportunities for perishable and time sensitive freight offered by direct flights.
- Identify extension opportunities for businesses to access additional routes to third-party markets using the new Hobart – Auckland air link.
- Identification of opportunities through the Bell Bay trans-shipping sea link (Capricorn run) for Tasmanian exporters.
- Explore a collaborative relationship between New Zealand and Tasmanian biosecurity areas.
To grow Tasmania’s trade with New Zealand
Build trade in key sectors
Showcase Tasmania in priority markets
Support trade logistics and market access
Build export capabilities of Tasmanian businesses
Support the reintroduction and continuation of the Air New Zealand partnership to enable direct flights from Hobart to Auckland.
July 2021 – onwards
Facilitate industry roundtables to explore growing trade with New Zealand.
Develop a government led tourism, trade and investment visitation program for 2022–23.
Launch the official New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy.
31 July – 4 August 2022
Deliver a government-led Tasmanian Tourism and Trade mission:
August 2022 – onwards
Deliver on post-trade mission actions to support growth across key trade sectors in collaboration with New Zealand
Work with Tasmanian businesses and industry associations to capitalise on collaboration opportunities.