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Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Reappointed

Hon Phil Goff
Minister of Trade


10 July 2006
Media statement

Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Reappointed

Trade Minister Phil Goff today announced that New Zealand's Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Alistair Polson will be reappointed to the position for a further year.

"We are entering a period of increased activity in the trade arena on both the multi-lateral and bi-lateral trade fronts, the special envoy will have a valuable role to play in what will be a significant year for New Zealand agricultural trade.

"Alistair Polson has played a key role in representing New Zealand's agricultural trade interests to the world and his expertise will be invaluable to the sector in the year ahead, " said Phil Goff.

The position of Special Agricultural Trade Envoy was established in 1999 with the objectives of promoting and defending New Zealand's agricultural trading interests overseas with the non-governmental sector.

A farmer from Wanganui, Alistair Polson was appointed to the role in July 2005 and brings extensive experience both as a member of the agricultural sector and from time spent on the boards of leading agricultural sector organisations like Federated Farmers, Wool Equities and the New Zealand Veterinary Council.


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