New Zealand’s being left behind

New Zealand’s being left behind
Some NZ exporters have seen ASEAN’s lockdowns spur growth, but many others have seen significant decreases. (Image: Tom Fisk/Pexels)
Mark
While most New Zealand businesses are enjoying more relaxed red or orange trading conditions, the news is not so good for a lot of New Zealand’s international businesses.NZ businesses exporting to or working within the ten countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in South-East Asia have been severely disrupted by covid and the reopening path for them remains uncertain.  ASEAN represents NZ’s fourth-largest trade market with almost $5 billion in two-way trade. Since the 1970s, economic growth in ASEAN has...

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