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TRADE DEPENDENCE NEEDS TO BE PUT IN PERSPECTIVE

July 18, 2014

In NBR’s weekend Review, David Robb, Auckland University Professor offers a different perspective on NZ’s trade dependency on China.

In “China is dangerously struggling but New Zealand refuses to notice, warns expert”, US academic Professor David Shambaugh is quoted as stating that “New Zealand’s trade dependency on China New Zealand at risk of relying on the emerging power too much even while it has serious structural problems.”

Reflecting on this assertion is important for the government, businesses and individuals – our livelihoods depend on our ability to market products, services,and ideas beyond the confines of our borders.

This article provides another perspective on the growing concentration of trade with China, the risks and what we can do about them.

Read the article here.

Professor David Robb is also give an inaugural lecture on Operations and Supply chain Management in China: Observations and Lessons for New Zealand, at the University of Auckland Business School, Decima Glenn Room,Level 3, Owen G Glenn Building, 12 Grafton Road, Auckland, at 4pm on the 27th of August 2014.

Register here to attend.

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