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FOMA Welcomes New Trade Opportunities through TPPA

Tuesday 6 October, 2015

FOMA Welcomes New Trade Opportunities through TPPA

Federation of Maori Authorities Chairman Traci Houpapa welcomes the signed TPP as a new approach to strategic and political partnerships, "New Zealand is a trading nation, we must optimise our exports and trade relationships for the wealth and prosperity of all New Zealanders."

She says the TPP laid a new trade and export pathway for New Zealand and for Maori enabling access to a wider regional economic agreement for the greater Pacific Rim.
"Maori have always traded across Te Moananui A Kiwa so the TPP is a contemporary expression of age-old trading routes. The removal of tariffs is an immediate advantage for Maori exporters and the agreement sets the stage for better gains in the future. New Zealand has been represented by arguably the best trade negotiators in the world in the TPP talks and we are confident that Minister Grosser and his team have landed the best possible deal for New Zealand."
She said that it was critical that New Zealand took its place at the TPP table alongside other major economies. "The TPP is about building partnerships through which we might grow our exports and trade potential. This agreement is the result of trade talks and negotiations led over time by both Labour and National, and it is important to remember that the TPP has the potential to benefit all New Zealanders."

Established in 1987, FOMA is the largest national Maori economic network representing around 150 Maori Authorities with a collective asset base of around $9billion with interests largely in the primary industry. Many of FOMAs members are established exporters to Asia, North America and Europe.

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