19 Apr 2016

Exporters welcome Alibaba deal

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 19 April 2016

China's biggest online retailer, Alibaba has agreed to support New Zealand companies entering the Chinese consumer market through its various e-commerce channels. Alibaba is the world's biggest retailer, in 2014 it accounted for 80 percent of China's online sales and 60 percent of all parcel deliveries.

We discuss the potential advantages and fish hooks of the deal with Peri Drysdale, the founder and CEO of Snowy Peak and Untouched World and Tom Thompson, the President of the New Zealand Manufacturers and Exporters Association.