Ag Minister Damien O’Connor has warned farmers that if they don’t take account of climate change in their production systems they could be jeopardising access to major markets.
New Zealand exporters are holding their breath as UK politicians struggle to reach any sort of consensus on how or when Britain will leave the European Union.
OPINION: The PM's unrealistic claim of a free trade agreement with the EU before the end of the year is proving to be a hollow promise.
The EU’s proposed restrictions on the use of geographical names in products could have implications for NZ exports to other regions – including China, a trade expert says.
An influential European Union diplomat is optimistic that a quality free trade agreement (FTA) with New Zealand is possible before the end of 2019.
With a no-deal Brexit looming, NZ meat exporters face the prospect of paying tariffs twice on product going from the UK to the EU.
No surprise really: that’s the reaction of NZ’s agricultural trade envoy Mike Petersen to the rejection last week by the British Parliament of Theresa May’s Brexit proposal.
The executive director of the Dairy Companies Association of NZ (DCANZ), Kimberly Crewther, will fly to Europe in the next few days.
Agriculture is the challenge to New Zealand in its quest to achieve a quality comprehensive free trade agreement (FTA) with the European Union (EU).