A Memorandum of Understanding has been signed between Cook Islands Businesses (CIB) and Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships.

The Cook Islands Path to Market and Investment Profiling Workshop has paved the way to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between Cook Islands Businesses (CIB) and Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships.

It has been established with the view of progressing towards a successful partnership through the short, medium to long-term business trade and investment ventures.

Chairman of the Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships Tate Xu and Chairman of One Belt One Road New Zealand Ltd John Hong visited the Cook Islands to meet some of the participants who took part in the recent workshop conducted by Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand.

Discussions at the Business Trade and Investment Board led to the idea of a possible tie-up to do trade and investment business opportunities in the Cook Islands.

Pacific Trade Invest facilitated a presentation about the Chinese business and trade opportunity to workshop participants, which could potentially assist participants to export products to New Zealand but also to China and other Asian countries.

At the same time, the opportunity could lead to potential partners to expand their businesses.

Kawawaka Pacific Partnerships buy the export-ready commodities from the small and medium-sized businesses, repackage it and send it to China and other Asian countries.

It also brings technical know-how to improve the best practice and state-of-the-art agricultural and farm practices, to develop the farming system in the Pacific and increase farm productivity.

For more information, email PTI Acting Trade and Investment Commissioner Manuel Valdez – manuel.v@pacifictradeinvest.co.nz.








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