Ōtaki MP Nathan Guy is heading to the US next week to study trade, agriculture and food safety policies.
Mr Guy is among 24 politicians and officials from around the world invited to take part in the study programme by the US State Department, who is meeting all the costs of travel.
“This is great opportunity to see how agriculture policy works in the world’s largest economy, and to study issues such as food safety, research, trade and regulation.
“The US is New Zealand’s third largest trading partner and agricultural trade issues are very important to our economy.
“This programme will give me a valuable insight into US politics and policy, and will provide an opportunity to build closer links with representatives in similar roles in the US and around the world.”
Mr Guy will be away for three weeks and will be keeping informed on local issues and events by his busy electorate offices in Paraparaumu and Levin.no