February 26, 2014

Hirono Bill Would Help Trade, Investment with New Zealand

Sen. Mazie Hirono and Mike Lee (R-UT) have introduced the Encouraging Trade and Investment from New Zealand Act, legislation to that would extend eligibility for trade (E-1) and investor (E-2) temporary entry visas to New Zealand, “to promote trade and investment in the United States,” according to Hirono’s office.

The bill is supported by original cosponsors John McCain (R-AZ), Marco Rubio (R-FL),Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Patty Murray (D-WA). U.S. citizens are already eligible for similar visas in New Zealand.

The bill’s introduction, Hirono’s office points out, “comes on the same day as an announcement by Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully that New Zealand will open a Consulate General at Bishop Square-Pauahi Tower in Honolulu to strengthen ties with northern Pacific nations.”

Read the entire piece at: http://dc808.blogs.civilbeat.com/post/77954592298/hirono-bill-would-help-trade-investment-with-new

By:  Chad Blair
Source: Honolulu Civil Beat