Conference to strengthen trade relations between Fiji and New Zealand

June 24, 2022 10:40 am

The “Enabling Trade Recovery” conference ended in Nadi today.

The five-day event saw large corporate entities from New Zealand and Fiji commit to a roundtable discussion on post-COVID trade commitments and opportunities.

While closing the joint conference, President Ratu Wiliame Katonivere requested delegates to support business ideas that enhance farmers’ ability to value-add to the agricultural products that they’re already producing.

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Ratu Wiliame urged these businesses to always find the balance between profit and protecting Fiji’s natural resources.

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, New Zealand was Fiji’s second largest source of tourism revenue, contributing an estimated quarter of a million dollars annually.

The President adds that New Zealand is currently Fiji’s third largest export market.