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Anderton Welcomes Support To Exporters

Deputy Prime Minister Jim Anderton today welcomed an initiative of the New Zealand Trade Centre is going to visit each of New Zealand's 8,500 exporters to assist them to do better.

"I welcome this initiative of the New Zealand Trade Centre to visit all of our exporters and help them to gain better access to overseas markets," said Jim Anderton.

"The New Zealand Trade Centre will talk to exporters about how they can do better, it will offer advice on using web-sites as an international marketing tool and share information and providing exporters with an opportunity to promote their goods.

"New Zealand has a narrow and very shallow export base with only about 8,500 businesses out of 259,000 exporting. We need to do better and partnerships and sharing information are an important way of increasing our exports," said Jim Anderton.

The Labour Alliance Coalition Government's second budget being released on 24 May will contain a number of initiatives designed to capture the ideas and talents of New Zealanders. These programmes will see Government work with business in partnership to promote growth and jobs.

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