In a press release issued on July 21, Zesbury welcomed the signing of the New Zealand-EU Free Trade Agreement. This agreement will make it possible, according to the leading Kiwi group, to help Respond more easily to the growing demand in Europe.
The agreement, announced on June 30, stipulates in particular Eliminate customs duties, upon entry into force, on the export of New Zealand kiwi fruit to the European Union.
Last season, this Customs duties cost Zespri about 46.5 million dollars For a sales figure of more than 1 billion dollars across the European Union.
“This agreement is important to a large number of exporters, particularly to the New Zealand kiwi fruit sector Bruce Cameron, President of Zesbury Group. he goes It enables us to increase our exports to Europe To provide high quality kiwi fruit to more consumers while positively contributing to the returns for our farmers. »
Strong roots in European lands
With Europe being one of the largest markets for Zespri, the group affirms its commitment to strengthening its relationships in the respective regions.
“Today we are We cooperate with producers in Italy, France and Greece To produce zesberry kiwi fruit as part of a 12-month fruit supply strategy, this allows us Maintain our presence in supermarkets all year round and support the local economy Creating job opportunities and local investment. Together, we are also working on Biosecurity Topics Ensuring the protection of producers in different regions from pests and diseases Bruce Cameron explains.
Carbon neutral target
Zespri also continues its sustainable development actions. This is how the company develops 100% recyclable, reusable or compostable packaging for all of its products by 2025 It aims to have a carbon neutral footprint by 2035.
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