Te Taumata will meet with the Committee on International Trade (INTA) of the European Parliament tomorrow to discuss the NZ/EU Free Trade Agreement and how we can advance the gains for Māori through this deal.
The Committee is responsible for the establishment, implementation and monitoring of the EU’s common commercial policy and its external economic relations, including trade and investment legislation, bilateral, plurilateral and multilateral agreements and relations with the WTO.
The Committee also leads the debate about the future shape of international trade and stands up for a rules-based trading order.
Te Taumata has worked hard to embed Māori interests into the NZ/EU FTA and continues to advocate to see these benefits applied in the real world, for the betterment of our whānau.
This meeting is just one example of how Te Taumata is helping to create a bridge between the Māori economy and lucrative international markets.
The 20-country EU bloc is worth $17 trillion and presents significant untapped opportunities for our Māori businesses and their premium products and services.