Fonterra, the biggest exporter of milk powder to Sri Lanka, may have a new battle on its hands.
Some Aussie commentators have been quick to point out warm trade relations between the two countries and the tumultuous trade ties they endure with one of the world’s biggest market.
“New Zealand and China sign Free Trade Agreement upgrade, unlike Australia who sets fire to our trading relationship!” said one.
China has slapped tariffs on Aussie wine, grain and beef and there are fears dairy could be next.
Maybe the Aussies should take a leaf out of our trade relations book.