Prime Minister of Tasmania – New Zealand trade mission to showcase Tasmanian produce

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July 31, 2022

Jo Palmer, Minister of Primary Industries and Water

Members,

With Tasmania’s borders once again open to the world, the Liberal Government of Tasmania is taking steps to expand and diversify our economic opportunities around the world.

That’s why today I will be joining a number of delegates from the Tasmanian business community on a tourism and trade mission to New Zealand that will showcase what our state has to offer and further develop our relationship. commercial.

New Zealand is already one of our largest trading partners, with annual exports valued at over $100 million.

The trade mission will further identify growth opportunities in key areas for our future economic growth, including advanced manufacturing, defence, food, agribusiness, energy, tourism and, of course, our industries. world-class primaries.

The New Zealand market is particularly important to Tasmania’s tourism industry, and Air New Zealand’s direct flight to Hobart offers fantastic opportunities to deliver customers direct from New Zealand as well as North America via a stop in Auckland towards Hobart.

We know that trade missions have proven to be one of the best ways to drive sales for companies, and companies have been very excited to take the opportunity to get involved and showcase their products on the World Scene.

Importantly, I also look forward to meeting with Biosecurity New Zealand to discuss our mutual interest in strong border protection and biosecurity systems to further support our industries and trade relationships.

Export trade has been a driver of Tasmania’s economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19 and we know our increased focus on growing existing markets and opening up new opportunities is working.

The trade mission is an initiative of our New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy, which is a key element in achieving our overall international trade target of $15 billion by 2050.

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