Export dreams vs budget realities: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s uphill battle

Export dreams vs budget realities: New Zealand Trade and Enterprise’s uphill battle
The previous National Government didn't achieve its export goal - will this one? (Image: Getty)
Jem Traylen
The Government wants to double exports within a decade, but the agency leading that work will have to make its contribution with fewer resources.Last week MPs debated the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise (NZTE) budget – a straggler from Parliament’s scrutiny week as Minister of Trade Todd McClay had been on the Prime Minister’s trade mission to Japan at the time.In his absence, NZTE’s other responsible minister – Minister for Economic Development Melissa Lee –  had made preliminary comments about th...

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