10 May 2022
Acting Minister for State Development, Construction and Housing
The Tasmanian Government will lead a trade mission to New Zealand later this year, as part of our plan to grow and diversify our economic opportunities across the globe in key areas.
New Zealand is one of our most important trading partners, with annual exports already valued at about $100 million, and the trade mission – Tasmania’s first since the COVID-19 pandemic first hit in early 2020 – will showcase everything our State has to offer and further grow our cooperative trading relationship.
The trade mission will be led by the Premier and will take place from 31 July 2022, spanning across four days. It will cover the main centres of Auckland and Wellington, along with visiting the Tasman Nelson region to explore new trade and investment opportunities.
It will identify emerging opportunities for growth in a number of key sectors, including advanced manufacturing, defence, food, agribusiness, energy, and our world-class tourism industry.
Tasmanian businesses and organisations will be selected to be part of the delegation, which will involve meetings with major buyers, retailers and distributors, and the facilitation of a Tasmanian trade and tourism showcase.
Businesses selected to participate will be provided the opportunity to engage in personalised industry and government introductions, marketing opportunities, and have the chance to learn more about the New Zealand market and consumer demand.
There is no doubt that Tasmania has what the world wants, and this will further build closer trading ties with New Zealand – a move that will be bolstered by the recommencement of Hobart – Auckland direct flights in early July.
An initiative of our newly released New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy, the Tasmanian New Zealand Trade Mission is a key part of meeting our overall international trade target of $15 billion by 2050.
This New Zealand strategy aligns with the Tasmanian Government’s priorities of building trade in key markets, showcasing Tasmania in priority markets, supporting trade logistics and market access, and building capabilities of Tasmanian businesses to grow exports.
Tasmanian businesses interested in participating in the mission and export activities with New Zealand are invited to register their interest registering at New Zealand Trade Mission 2022 – Department of State Growth (smartygrants.com.au)
The New Zealand Integrated Trade Strategy is available here.
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