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New Zealand tech exporters are likely to benefit from an accelerating market in Japan following this coming week’s economic and trade trip lead by Prime Minister Bill English, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.
At the December 2016 meeting between the leading tech sector representative groups; NZTech, NZRise, ITP and the team from the Department of Internal Affairs GCIO office, the focus was on how to make 2017 a year with a more purposeful interaction.
The tech bodies have been meeting with GCIO regularly for the last two years, taking the concerns of the industry direct to Government. This also includes regular meetings with Minister of Internal Affairs, Peter Dunne.
NZTech has joined industry associations from around the world to urge Trade Ministers gathering in France for the next Trade in Services (TiSA) Ministerial, to advance a digital trade agenda.
New Zealand’s productivity is low and not improving compared with its international partners but new technology can help transform services and lift productivity, NZTech chief executive Graeme Muller says.
This NZTech briefing paper provides insights from the recent NZTech Advance Government Technology Summit in Wellington, including key observations from the Leaders Forum discussions involving senior executives and chief information officers from a broad cross section of government agencies and the tech sector.
A major government and tech industry summit to be held at Te Papa in Wellington tomorrow will look at how government and the tech sector can work together to deliver better outcomes.
A major tech industry and government summit in Wellington on February 23 will look at key issues to improve service and delivery to consumers.
As expected, the New Zealand Government recently introduced draft legislation that will require offshore sellers to return GST at 15% on sales of digital products and services sold to New Zealand private consumers (ie. B2C supplies). Thanks to the support of NZTech member PWC, NZTech’s submission contributed to the discussion and the Government has decided to not apply the rules to B2B transactions.
The Hon Amy Adams, Minister of Communications, was in Bengaluru this Monday, 21st September, meeting with the GTech, the industry body that represents tech companies in the Indian state of Kerala. She was accompanied by Grahame Morton, High Commissioner of New Zealand in India, Clayton Kimpton, Regional Director, NZTE – IMEA, and Kevin McKenna, Consul General & Trade Commissioner.