Primary Sector

Meat and dairy sectors say NZ-EU FTA doesn't hit the mark

Rebecca Howard
Fri, 01 Jul 2022

Meat and dairy sectors say NZ-EU FTA doesn't hit the mark
NZ PM Jacinda Ardern and the EU Commission's president, Ursula von der Leyen, address media. (Image: Getty)
Rebecca Howard
Fri, 01 Jul 2022
The meat and dairy sectors in New Zealand are disappointed with a free trade deal announced overnight with the European Union.Prime minister Jacinda Ardern and trade and export growth minister Damien O’Connor said the government has secured a “major free trade deal” with the EU after four years of negotiations.“Our EU-NZ FTA is expected to increase the value of New Zealand’s exports to the EU by up to $1.8 billion per year from 2035. For comparison, that’s more lucrative than the benefits derived from our rec...

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