The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
New moves are afoot, this month, to try to resolve the issue of tariff rate quotas (TRQs) which will threaten New Zealand sheepmeat exports to Europe when Britain leaves the European Union (EU) next year.
Federated Farmers says today's signing of the TPP is a significant milestone for the New Zealand economy.
Zespri says the TPP could save over $1000 for every hectare of kiwifruit grown in New Zealand if potential tariff relief was passed on to growers.
The Trans Pacific Partnership will eliminate over time most of the tariffs on New Zealand's red meat sector, says Beef + Lamb chairman James Parsons.
Better dairy trade between key economies by tariff elimination would reduce volatility in global dairy prices, says Fonterra chairman John Wilson.
The US dairy interests will realise within five to 10 years they got it wrong by opposing dairy tariff removal in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, says Fonterra chairman John Wilson.
New Zealand Winegrowers say a new Tariff Amendment Bill is a big step towards implementing the Free Trade Agreement with South Korea.