Trade and Export Minister Damien O’Connor is off back to Europe, Canada and Australia claiming the Government’s trade agenda has excellent momentum and is a key part of the plan to help provide New Zealanders with economic security. He says New Zealand goods and services are in demand around the world being helped by improved market access for Kiwi businesses through the UK Free Trade Agreement the CPTPP and the China FTA upgrade. Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern will join O’Connor in Belgium to help progress a FTA between New Zealand and the European Union. Damien O’Connor says the EU FTA is particularly important with the war in Ukraine. Mr O’Connor’s trip to Canada will see him meet the country’s Minister of International Trade, Export Promotion and a visit to Toronto to engage with Kiwi businesses, in the tech sector.