New Zealand’s exports to Taiwan leap under free trade deal

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2015/04/03
By: Huang Chiao-wen and Scully Hsiao

Taipei, April 3 (CNA) Under a free trade deal which took effect in December 2013, New Zealand’s imports to Taiwan increased 14.5 percent in 2014 from a year ago, despite stagnant growth in the country’s exports that year, according to an official on Friday.

Overall, two-way trade in 2014 rose 7.16 percent after the agreement was signed, pushing Taiwan ahead of Singapore and Malaysia to become New Zealand’s 7th largest export market, Dean Prebble, director of the New Zealand Trade Development Centre in Taipei, told CNA in an interview.     [FULL  STORY]

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