19 Mar 2018

Trade on agenda for Indonesian president's first NZ visit

From Morning Report, 8:41 am on 19 March 2018

Trade will be the main topic on the agenda during Indonesian President Joko Widodo's first visit to New Zealand on Monday. Tension on the trade-front has lessened between the two countries in recent years with Indonesia dropping trade barriers against New Zealand by order of the World Trade Organisation last year. Two-way trade hit one-point-seven-billion-dollars last year and Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern wants to see that number rise. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations New Zealand Business Council links businesses within the ten-member block, that includes New Zealand and Indonesia. Its chair Kenneth Leong talks to Kim Hill about the visit.