Auckland, New Zealand. TradeWindow (NZX: TWL), one of Australia’s leading TradeTech companies, is partnering with the Association of Employers and Manufacturers (EMA) to build digital trade capacity within the New Zealand exporting community .
New Zealand’s economy is highly dependent on international trade, with its export industry contributing more than $77.2 billion to the economy in 2021. Exports of food and fiber products alone jumped to a record $53.3 billion for the year ending June 2022, indicating the scale of exports from New Zealand’s shores and the potential gains that improving skills in the sector could bring to the country .
The partnership agreement is three-fold, seeing TradeWindow provide 30 scholarships a year for members of Export New Zealand Northern to attend the TradeWindow Academy; a reseller agreement from TradeWindow Origin, ExpressDocs and Assure+; and EMA sponsorship.
From this month, members of Export New Zealand Northern will be eligible to receive one of 30 scholarships available to further their education through the TradeWindow Academy’s Export Document Specialist training programme. The program aims to equip people working in the export sector with the knowledge and skills to become an export documentation specialist, enabling teams to work more efficiently with fewer errors and individuals to acquire skills and targeted knowledge to help them advance their careers in export-related fields. .
The training program lasts six weeks and includes instructor-led courses, e-learning modules and assessments.
TradeWindow CEO AJ Smith said, “This agreement is part of TradeWindow’s drive to give back to trade players and help them grow, with the scholarships on offer focused on building capacity in the trade sector. ‘export.
“It is important for us to give back to our community of exporters. This partnership is an exciting development for both parties, as it not only enhances EMA’s ability to provide value-added services to its exporting members, but also to manufacturing exporters that TradeWindow has not traditionally worked with. in the past,” Mr. Smith said.
TradeWindow Origin, a solution that issues certificates of origin under the delegated authority of the New Zealand Customs Service, has resulted in huge time savings for customers who have implemented the solution in their operations. For self-approved goods, TradeWindow Origin offers 24/7 service.
EMA CEO Brett O’Riley said: “The pressing demands on exporters are high, given the scale of change in recent times requiring new ways of working and a more agile market response. We see the EMA/ExportNZ Certificate of Origin service, powered by TradeWindow Origin, as fundamental to getting exporters to work in the timeframes they need with their distributors and for their customers.”
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