Export credit hurry up welcomed
The Employers and Manufacturers Association (Northern) is encouraged by the close attention the Prime Minister is
paying to the establishment of the export credit scheme.
"Exporters have been asking Government for years to set up a new export credit scheme," said Alasdair Thompson, EMA's
"So we cheered when we read in the Independent today that the Prime Minister was giving Trade New Zealand the hurry up
"It's a little disappointing they are taking so long to get the scheme up and running as Trade New Zealand too has been
expressed enthusiasm for such a scheme for years.
"It was also a pre election pledge that Pete Hodgson promised, initially for a Budget announcement.
"Smaller exporters in particular need state backing of this sort, so we are pleased this type of underwriting will again
"Good on Prime Minister Helen Clark for climbing into Trade New Zealand over this; we invite her to get more involved in
other business issues as well, starting perhaps with the tax treatment of R
("And our congratulations to the PM at this time have nothing to do with our invitation to her to open our conference
Further comments: Alasdair Thompson tel 09 367 0911 (bus) 09 303 3951 (hme) 025 982 024