Tahiti and French Polynesia are hoping to build stronger market links with New Zealand through its latest trade mission from October 24-27, 2017.

The five companies on the delegation are Tahiti Bio, Monoi Tevi, Noni Energy, Conserverie de Tahiti and Nesian.

The Chamber of Commerce Industry Services and Trade Mission from French Polynesia are working with the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce and Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand to revitalise links with local businesses and develop future opportunities.

PTI Trade Development Manager Ian Furlong is working closely with trade mission organisers.

“PTI (NZ) extends a warm welcome to delegates from French Polynesia involved in the Trade Mission to NZ. French Polynesia and New Caledonia became full members of the Pacific Islands Secretariat in late 2016 and PTI is pleased to be of assistance in helping to make this trade mission a success.”

The programme begins with field visits to local businesses to gain an overview of the market landscape.

Day two kicks off with a breakfast hosted by the French New Zealand Chamber of Commerce followed by working sessions hosted at the PTI NZ offices and also Maison Vauron in Newmarket. The seminars will provide information on the New Zealand market opportunities, the business and taxation landscapes. The delegation will then meet with New Zealand Trade & Enterprise (NZTE) and a consulting company before attending a group meeting with a Health Food Stores and Pharmacies representative.  One on one meetings will be arranged over the last two days before the group returns home. The four-day mission goes from 24-27 October.

French Polynesia is an overseas territory under France consisting of five island groups including, The Society Islands – the Windward and Leeward Islands, The Tuamotu Archipelago, The Gambier, Marquesas and Austral Islands. 67 of its 118 islands and atolls are inhabited. The most famous, Tahiti is located in the Society Islands.  Papaeete is the capital.

In the past New Zealand exported over $193 million in beef, ships, dairy iron and steel, whilst importing just $2.9 million from French Polynesia in pearls, aluminum and scrap metal. French Polynesia is New Zealand’s third biggest Pacific Island trade partner behind Fiji and Papua New Guinea. French Polynesia is also the 173rd largest economy in the world.

Maison Vauron is a New Zealand company specialising in French wine and food products.

For more information, contact Ian Furlong at Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand on ian.f@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz





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