Concerns of a trade war appear to have eased for many New Zealand exporters as they look ahead to a year of increased international orders.

Half of the respondents in the 2019 ExportNZ DHL Export Barometer report said they experienced increased international orders last year, while 61 per cent said they were optimistic that their overseas orders would increase in the new year.

While 50 per cent of exporters reported an increase in orders over the past 12 months, Mark Foy, DHL Express NZ country manager, said this was the lowest number the freight company had recorded in the last

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