Thursday, January 20, 2011

Meeting on "India – New Zealand trade relations"

The New Zealand Trade & Enterprise and The Federation of Andhra Pradesh Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FAPCCI) jointly organized interactive meeting on India – New Zealand trade relations' at Surana Udyog Auditorium, Federation House, Red Hills, Hyderabad.
Mr. Gavin Young, Consul General (Mumbai) and Trade Commissioner, New Zealand was the Chief Guest for the occasion. Mr. Shekhar Agarwal, President, Mr. Hariharan, Co-Chairman, International Trade Committee, Mr. V.S. Raju, Senior Vice President, Mr. Devendra Surana, Vice President, Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao, Secretary General, from FAPCCI and large number of businessmen’s are participated in the session.
Mr. Gavin Young said in his speech that the tremendous business opportunities exist between India and New Zealand in many areas including food and beverage industry, wood and green technologies, information and communication technology, infrastructure, aviation and service sectors.
New Zealand is very interested on promoting collaborations with Andhra Pradesh particularly sectors such as eco-friendly (green) technologies, leisure tourism, agriculture technology and health IT were of particular interest to New Zealand. We are presently negotiating a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) with India and Indian Government is positive about it. The FTA could significantly improve the bilateral trade between India and New Zealand. At present India stands last in the top 11 export destinations of New Zealand. Australia, China and the US are top three export destinations.

Mr. Shekhar Agarwal requested Business Delegation or Catalogue Show in Hyderabad, for greater participation. This would be an excellent opportunity for our entrepreneurs to strengthen our business relations. FAPCCI will be delighted to partner with you in every possible way to make our partnership stronger. FAPCCI is very keen on promoting and developing Andhra Pradesh’s economic cooperation with New Zealand.

Mr. Devendra Surana honored the guests with Memento and FAPCCI literature.

Mr. M.V. Rajeshwara Rao welcomed the guests and felt that the interactive meeting had a positive response from the business sector.

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