Team effort to keeping NZ’s red meat exports moving during lockdown
Ensuring this country’s red meat exports have the necessary documentation to allow access into overseas markets is a complicated task on a good day.
Impacts of COVID-19 on New Zealand’s red meat sector trade
Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) provide an update on how COVID-19 is affecting New Zealand’s red meat sector and international trade.
New Zealand’s Trade Leadership vital, say major food exporters
Maintaining critical trading relationships and opening and strengthening markets must remain top of mind issues as New Zealand confronts the COVID-19 crisis, major food exporters have advised the Government.
International Beef Alliance Support statement on WTO Joint Statement: 'Responding to the COVID-19 pandemic with open and predictable trade in agricultural and food products'
The International Beef Alliance (IBA) salutes all farmers, ranchers, and workers along the food chain that keep working to provide food security in this crucial period.
UK exit from Europe this week removes some uncertainty
The United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union this week (31 January) and the beginning of negotiations with the EU during a transition period removes some of the uncertainty around Brexit and the impact on New Zealand, according to the Meat Industry Association (MIA) and Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ).
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.