New Zealand to further strengthen bilateral trade relationship with India

22 September 2015: Hon Amy Adams, New Zealand Minister of Justice, Courts, Broadcasting and Communications is currently leading a trade mission to India from September 21-25 to strengthen trade ties between India and New Zealand.

Bilateral trade in goods and services between the two countries has increased by 20 percent in the last two years to US$1.2 billion.

New Zealand plans to raise its renewable energy generating capability from 80 to 90 percent by 2025 and could give India’s fast growing renewable energy sector a definite boost by providing innovative assistance and advanced technologies. This could help the Indian Government improve the environment to support sustainable growth. New Zealand is at the forefront of developing technologies that not only harness renewable materials but also reduce emissions and waste, which can nurture the Indian Government’s ‘Clean India’ initiative.

“New Zealand has a long history of engagement with India thanks to the shared Commonwealth heritage, democratic traditions, and a love of cricket. The New Zealand Government’s vision is for India to become a core trade, economic and political partner,” says Minister Adams.

Minister Adams will be accompanied by Dr Mike Allen, Special Envoy for Renewable Energy and Executive Director of Geothermal New Zealand.

Members of the New Zealand trade delegation include: Astrolab, CarbonScape, Solar Bright, Pacific Rubber Recycling, Environmental Management Services, ESG Asia Pacific, Windflow Technology Ltd, Gallagher Fuel Systems, Greenhouse Capital, Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development, and Callaghan Innovation.

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