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A bill has been introduced in the U.S. Senate to make NZ eligible for trader and investor visas. These E-1 and E-2 visa categories will promote closer economic ties, create U.S. jobs, and encourage greater business collaboration.
To see the legislation and learn more, click here.
The APEC Business Advisory Council (ABAC) met in Auckland on February 11 - 14, 2014. It was the first of four ABAC meetings in preparation for the 2014 APEC Summit in Beijing in November.
Read ABAC’s statement, NZ Trade Minister Tim Groser's remarks, and more here.
Mark D. Gilbert has been nominated to be U.S. Ambassador to New Zealand. His Senate confirmation hearing was held on Feb. 13, 2014.
Gilbert, an investment banker, was a major fundraiser for President Obama. He also played outfield for the Chicago White Sox until 1985.
Read more here.
The 2013 US-NZ Pacific Partnership Forum (May 19 - 21) attracted more than 300 attendees from business, government and academia. This was the largest Forum held - and the first in Washington, DC since 2009.
See content from the event, including videos and photos, here.