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Restart export manufacturing as soon as possible, MPs told

Gavin Evans
Thu, 16 Apr 2020

Restart export manufacturing as soon as possible, MPs told
Gavin Evans
Thu, 16 Apr 2020
New Zealand manufacturers must be allowed to resume exports as soon as possible to ensure their survival and to avoid losing markets to international rivals, MPs heard today.The country’s manufacturing sector – makers of everything from steel to plastics, medical equipment, wood products and electrical components – is worth about $9 billion annually and is too important to the broader economy to remain closed much longer, trade specialist Charles Finny said.“They are a very important part of our export story,” Finny told Parliament’s epidemic r...

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