Post by Kiwi Frontline on Oct 15, 2019 16:29:53 GMT 12
MAORI GET SEAT AT TRADE TABLE
The chair of a new body to give Māori input into trade negotiations says it’s vital Māori are at the table given the structure of the Māori economy.
Chris Karamea Insley says Te Taumata, which was appointed by a recent national hui in Rotorua, will work alongside officials from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Trade on current and future international trade talks.
He says Maori organisations are major exporters in areas like meat, wood and fish, but up to now they have had no input into the rules they have to operate under.