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.
Sheep and Beef sector welcomes the recent agreement to move forward with the TPP agreement
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the recent statement by the Trade Ministers of the eleven Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries in Hanoi to work towards bringing the trade agreement into force expeditiously.
New Zealand completes ratification of TPP
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association welcome the completion of New Zealand’s domestic steps to ratify the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
B+LNZ and MIA reiterate importance of maintaining current market access into the EU and UK
Beef + Lamb New Zealand and the Meat Industry Association reiterate the importance of at least maintaining the quality and quantity of current market access into the European Union and the United Kingdom, following the UK triggering of Article 50.
Ministers from TPP countries confirm focus on trade liberalization in Pacific region, IBA applauds progress
International Beef Alliance Statement: On March 15, 2017, the Trade Ministers and representatives from the 11 remaining Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) countries met in Vina del Mar, Chile, to discuss the future of the TPP.