Korea-New Zealand FTA: 1st Anniversary Assessment

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     SNU GSIS was pleased to welcome New Zealand Trade Commissioner Mr. Ryan Freer and Mr. Jack Stenhouse, Business Development Manager from New Zealand Trade and Enterprise for a special seminar on Korea - New Zealand 1st Anniversary FTA Assessment.  The session began with a light discussion between Mr. Freer and GSIS's Professor Dukgeun Ahn on New Zealand's recent trade developments and overall trade strategies before moving to an assessment of the Korea-NZ FTA.  Mr. Freer gave an informative overview of how the FTA has affected the trade flows and overall net welfare of both countries, and also gave an inside look at how the FTA has been implemented on the ground.  Business Development Manager at the New Zealand Embassy, Mr Stenhouse also provide us the first hand experience of how the embassy connects small to medium businesses to Korean markets. The session concluded with a New Zealand trivia game for students, with New Zealand goodies back prize for the winner. A reception with New Zealand wine and cheese, where students could mingle with the guest speakers followed. New Zealand Trade Commissioner, Mr. Ryan Freer is also an alumni of GSIS, SNU in 2006.