Trade and Export Minister Damien O’Connor is off to Detroit for the annual APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade meeting. Whilst in Detroit, Damien O’Connor will also host a meeting of CPTPP Ministers. He says the mission is to build on our successful trade recovery strategy and keep on opening doors for Kiwi exporters. Damien O’Connor says employment grows up to 12% faster when business start exporting and as Trade Minister he will continue to advocate for New Zealand businesses abroad. The minister will also use his time in Detroit to meet with a number of Ministerial counterparts, including Canada, Indonesia, Mexico, Japan, and the United States.