Update on Brexit
Following the UK elections on 12 December, here is an update on Brexit, what the next steps are likely to be and their implications for you.
RCEP reaches important milestone
Beef + Lamb NZ (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the announcement that 15 of the 16 Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) members have agreed the text of the agreement and essentially all their market access issues.
Brexit update – Brexit deadline extended to 31 January 2020
While the most recent Brexit deadline was Thursday 31 October, the European Union have made a draft decision to extend the deadline until 31 January 2020 and the United Kingdom’s Prime Minister Boris Johnson has formally accepted.
B+LNZ, MIA and NZMB update on Brexit
It continues to be a highly uncertain time in the United Kingdom (UK) with the 31 October Brexit date less than three weeks away. There are still a range of scenarios which may play out in the next couple of days and weeks, including another extension to the exit deadline, or that the UK leaves the EU without a deal in place.
New Zealand Sheep and Beef sector barriers to international trade
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) have been working together over the last few months to provide an overview of the barriers the sector currently faces in our key markets and also highlighting benefits for the sector from Free Trade Agreements (FTAs).
B+LNZ preparing for all scenarios as Brexit uncertainty continues
As you may have seen on the news, UK Prime Minister Theresa May’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement was voted down by a significant 230 votes (432 against – 202 for), and Theresa May’s government survived a no confidence vote 325 votes to 306.
We want to update you on an important development relating to the Brexit negotiations between the European Union and the United Kingdom and its potential impact on the sheep and beef sector.
Both lamb and beef exports expected to break $3 billion for the first time and forecast farm profits rise
Both beef and lamb exports are expected to break the $3 billion mark for the first time as high lamb, mutton and beef prices bump up this season’s forecast profit for sheep and beef farmers, according to Beef + Lamb New Zealand’s (B+LNZ) Mid-Season Update.
CPTPP moves one step closer
Negotiations for The Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP, formerly known as the TPP) were successfully concluded in Tokyo this week.
Why CPTPP is good for New Zealand
There’s been a lot of discussion around the deal struck at APEC last weekend. The TPP trade deal, now known as the CPTPP was certainly on a knife edge at times.
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and Meat Industry Association Welcome Mandate for TPP11
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association are right behind the Government’s continued efforts to bring the Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 into effect.
Beef and Sheep sector outline key priorities in their 2017 Manifesto: “Blueprint for partnership with the New Zealand Government”
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) are presenting the sector’s priorities to all political parties ahead of this year’s General Election.