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Sutton's Stunning Stats - "Nah boo sucks"

Sutton's Stunning Stats - "Nah boo sucks" to Anti-globalisers

Trade statistics showing New Zealanders benefited to the tune of over $9 billion and thousands of new jobs made a mockery of those voices calling for trade barriers and the abolition of the World Trade Organisation said Trade Liberalisation Network, Executive Director, Suse Reynolds.

"Every single New Zealander is better off because of the gains made for our exporters during the last trade round," said Reynolds.

She applauded Trade Minister, Jim Sutton's, announcement of a Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade study which puts beyond doubt the benefits of trade liberalisation.

"This study should be a real rallying call for our exporters. The Government needs their active support to ensure that the Doha Development Round delivers similar results.

"This means that not only are exporters obliged to let the Government know about the access issues they are facing but that they must also be more staunch about standing up for the benefits of trade liberalisation.

"It's not just our exporters' businesses that benefit when markets are opened up but every New Zealander reaps the flow on effects of more money in the economy and more job creation," Reynolds pointed out.

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