The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Trade Minister Todd McClay has received strong assurances that New Zealand's trade interests will not be adversely affected as a result of the Brexit vote.
Trade Minister Todd McClay says outcomes of the G20 Trade Ministers' meeting held in Shanghai July 9-10, are likely to be extremely important for New Zealand's trade interests.
Commerce and Consumer Affairs Minister Paul Goldsmith has announced the start of consultation on proposed regulations that will enable wine and spirit makers to register the geographical origins of their products.
Trade Minister Todd McClay will take the opportunity at this weekend's G20 Trade Ministers' Meeting in Shanghai to promote New Zealand's trade interests with the biggest economies in the world.
Waikato Milking Systems has been named the 2016 Air New Zealand Cargo ExportNZ Exporter of the Year.
The Ministry for Primary Industries predicts the dairy industry will take four more years before it equals the record $17.7 billion it earned in exports in 2014.
The Government's much-publicised goal of primary exports hitting $64 billion by 2025 now looks like a pipe-dream.
The successful conclusion of negotiations and the lifting of nuclear-related sanctions on Iran are welcome news for major dairy exporters.