The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Reducing the geographic gap between New Zealand and export markets is possible through greater collaboration amongst primary business and logistics partners.
NZ wine earns the country just over $1.5 billion in terms of exports. But in terms of our overall economy, wine provides in excess of $2 billion.
Onions New Zealand Inc says with 75% of this season's crop shipped, the industry is pleased with the direction it's heading in.
The value of goods exports were up 2.5% to $4 billion for February this year but some main commodities fell.
1999 ... $0.1 billion of wine exports, 2006 ... $0.5 billion of wine exports, 2010 ... $1.0 billion of wine exports, 2015 ... $1.5 billion of wine exports!
Federated Farmers says today's signing of the TPP is a significant milestone for the New Zealand economy.
Zespri says the TPP could save over $1000 for every hectare of kiwifruit grown in New Zealand if potential tariff relief was passed on to growers.