National MP Melissa Lee has had a positive influence on the NZ velvet industry over the years.
The latest export figures published by Statistics New Zealand demonstrate a strong start to this velvet season. For the year ending December 2017, velvet exports hit $67m – a new record for the industry. This is up from NZ$42m for 2016 year.
New Zealand’s closest Korean partner, Korean Ginseng Corporation (KGC) had some VIP's visit in November.