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New Zealand trade minister: China-NZ trade agreement sets fair rules

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New Zealand will be officially represented at the China International Import Expo, with two pavilions that will showcase a range of quality products. David Parker, New Zealand’s Minister for Trade and Export Growth, considered the expo an opportunity to send the right message to Chinese consumers.

"It's really important that people know that the story they hear about New Zealand is authentic, that we do our utmost to take care of the environment, that we've got good labor standards, that we're a fair country, and that we're so beautiful. And this is an opportunity to showcase those qualities as we also forge those closer, people-to-people and trading relationships," the minister said.

The expo is being held just a few weeks after the 10th anniversary of the historic Free Trade Agreement (FTA) between China and New Zealand. The FTA sets fair rules around trade, tariffs and non-tariff barriers, based on Parker.   Read more and view video . . .>