Opinion

What the China-NZ free trade agreement upgrade means

Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 27 Jan 2021

What the China-NZ free trade agreement upgrade means
Pattrick Smellie
Wed, 27 Jan 2021
By far the most important export goods this country sends to China are various kinds of food.Much of it is milkpowder, which is dried, storable and has a long shelf-life.However, for exporters of lobsters, cherries, and any other fresh produce, perhaps the best news from the signing of an upgraded free trade agreement with China is as simple as this: a guarantee that perishable goods will be processed through Customs procedures within six hours.Sure, it’s just a detail.But it’s the kind of detail that matters if the time, effort and...

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