Zespri welcomes the start of Free Trade Agreement negotiations

Media Release - 04 July 2017

Zespri welcomes the announcement of the start of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between New Zealand and the four countries of the Pacific Alliance – Chile, Colombia, Mexico and Peru.

While New Zealand kiwifruit does not attract tariffs in these four markets, Zespri welcomes any moves towards liberalising trade around the world – we are a small exporting nation and agreements like this are vital for our economic prosperity.

Note: Zespri is developing new markets for our premium fruit around the world and sales in Mexico are set to double over the next five years, from around $5 million last season.

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