The government recently announced a new, progressive procurement policy with a focus on Māori businesses. All government agencies are now required to have at least 5 percent of their total number of annual procurement contracts awarded to Māori businesses.
A hui held in Kerikeri today focuses on how Māori can influence Aotearoa’s current and future free trade negotiations with nations from around the world.
On behalf of the responsible ministers, MBIE is currently seeking expressions of interest for a range of board positions.
As the world wrestles with the effects of COVID-19 and its impacts on Māori business and international supply chains, we have engaged two leading international trade analysts to assist us to map out the critical interests for Māori into free trade negotiations with Britain.
Further kōrero with NZ Herald Local Focus about how the new upgrade to the free trade agreement between New Zealand and China will provide opportunities for Māori exporters and businesses.
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