Australian trade mission will be led by the PM of New Zealand

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New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will lead a trade mission to Melbourne and Sydney this week that will involve more than 30 New Zealand businesses as part of the government’s reconnection strategy to promote export growth and the return of tourists after COVID-19.

While in Sydney, Jacinda Ardern will also attend the Australia New Zealand Leadership Forum and hold her official annual Leaders’ Meeting with Prime Minister Albanese (ANZLF).

As one of several measures to re-connect New Zealand with the rest of the world, “This Government is actively fostering ties between government, business, and industry.” Added Ardern.

“Our two-way trade with Australia, our second-largest trading partner, was more than $22 billion in the calendar year ending in December 2021. Australia is the primary export destination for many New Zealand-based businesses.

The 32 company leaders from New Zealand who are taking part in this trade trip show how important our trade relationship with Australia is. They range from small, innovative businesses that are just starting out in exporting to some of our biggest exporters “She spoke.