Adopting Best Practice in delivering better trade outcomes

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand has been engaged with a Best Practice initiative with the International Trade Centre (ITC) in Geneva since 2015. Part of the connection is the appointment of a number of colleagues from new Zealand’s international trade promotion organisation New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) to the International Institutional Capacity Team.

Anne Chappaz, chief of this team, was recently in New Zealand and Caleb Jarvis and Michael Greenslade, PTI Australia and PTI NZ Trade Commissioners respectively, spent the best part of two days with her.

Ms Chappaz has a good understanding of our business and has spent a large amount of time working with Trade Promotion Organisations (TPO) in Africa.

Better Practice or as she calls it ‘Good Enough Practice’ is more practical, given the size and funding of our organisations.

Australia and New Zealand PTI offices are seeking to use ITC as part of their annual assessment programme to certify actual delivered outcomes and output measures.

Globally TPO offices are seeking an independent benchmarking organisation to certify their annual achievements and provide reasonable impact analysis of that work.

Anne also took us through the ITC website and available reports, the use of Three Horizon planning in Strategy and the definition of risk in terms of TPO work plans.

It was a very valuable two days.

– Michael Greenslade, PTI NZ Trade & Investment Commissioner

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