Election 2014 - Party Policies - Manufacturing

Election 2014 - Party Policies - Manufacturing

Manufacturing

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  • Support the initiatives of manufacturers to work collaboratively to improve and transform the manufacturing sector in New Zealand.
  • Ensure the interests of manufacturing are represented at Cabinet with a Minister whose portfolio includes responsibility for this sector.
  • Encourage business-to-business local procurement practices.
  • Facilitate the development of best practice manufacturing through strong collaboration between manufacturers, CRIs, universities and specialist sustainable business organisations, encouraging local procurement and improving incentives to invest in sustainable technology, innovation and research and development.
  • Through school, tertiary, and public education improve New Zealanders' understanding of the key role manufacturing plays in our economy, and the attractiveness of manufacturing as a career option. (more here)

  • Back Kiwi businesses by ensuring that government agencies buy more Kiwi-made products, keeping thousands of jobs in New Zealand.
  • Reform monetary policy to achieve a fairer and more stable exchange rate to give manufacturers a chance in international markets.
  • Change the tax settings to direct more capital investment into the productive economy, rather than speculation in housing.
  • Contain or reduce structural costs to businesses, starting with electricity prices.
  • Work to lower unnecessary compliance costs for businesses where consistent with workers’ rights, environmental standards, and quality assurance. (more here)

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  • Introduce a lower (20 per cent) business tax rate for exporters.
  • Reform the Reserve Bank Act so it can better manage our currency.
  • Have a capital guarantee scheme for small to medium enterprises.
  • Reintroduce tax credits for research and development.
  • Give preference to New Zealand firms in government procurement. (more here)

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