ZESPRI Congratulates Government on Russia Trade Negotiations

Media Release - 07 June 2010

ZESPRI congratulates the government as they move toward a free trade agreement with Russia.

The announcement of negotiations, made yesterday by the Minister of Trade, Tim Groser, follows trade negotiations with a number of regions and is part of the continued focus on global trade agreements.

ZESPRI’s Director of Corporate and Grower Services, Carol Ward, said Russia was an emerging market for ZESPRI, where we see a lot of potential for future growth.

“We are already seeing increased sales and profit as a result of free trade agreements with China and Southeast Asia. As Russia’s economy strengthens we look forward to increasing the demand for ZESPRI® Kiwifruit within this dynamic market,” she said.

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