China and NZ promote agricultural services and products trade

New Zealand Business Roundtable in China (NZBRiC) and China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA) signed a strategic cooperation agreement on building a China-New Zealand Food and Agricultural Products Trade Service Platform.

SHANGHAI, Nov. 12 (Xinhua) — New Zealand Business Roundtable in China (NZBRiC) and China Chamber of Commerce of Import and Export of Foodstuffs, Native Produce and Animal By-Products (CFNA) signed a strategic cooperation agreement on building a China-New Zealand Food and Agricultural Products Trade Service Platform at the China Import Food Summit 2019 held recently in Shanghai, aiming at boosting trade in food and agricultural products between the two countries.

NZBRiC and CFNA signed the strategic cooperative agreement at the China Import Food Summit 2019 in Shanghai.

According to the Agreement, China and New Zealand will share information on the food industry and basic data on the international trade in food. In the future, exchanges on the food industry between the two countries will become regular and more diverse. Events such as the China-New Zealand food enterprise summit and reciprocal visits by high-level officials from the two countries will be held regularly.

Besides, China and New Zealand will support enterprises from both countries to engage in the international trade in food and agricultural products, and provide legal consultation and coordination services to facilitate the resolution of trade disputes. In addition, a special New Zealand food display zone on the China Imported Food Public Service Platform website will be set to assist quality New Zealand foods to enter the Chinese market.

China is New Zealand’s largest trading partner, largest export market and largest source of imports, while New Zealand is among China’s top five food suppliers. The signing of the agreement will lay a solid foundation for cooperation between China and New Zealand on projects in the future, said Ivan Kinsella, Head Corporate Affairs and Communications at Zespri China and Chairman of NZBRiC.

Executives from the members of NZBRiC including Zespri, Fonterra, Silver Fern, Primary Collaboration NZ and other outstanding New Zealand food companies attended the signing ceremony.

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