New Zealand

KIT and Garra to join forces

KIT and Garra to join forces

By Aidan Fortune

Meat processing businesses KIT International and Garra International are to create a joint venture with a combined turnover in excess of US$220m.

New Zealand meat exporters have welcomed the possibility of reduced trade tariffs

New Zealand opens FTA talks with South America

By Oscar Rousseau

New Zealand has launched talks with four South American countries and red meat exporters to create a free trade agreement (FTA) in the wake of Donald Trump’s Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) exit.

Food safety recall round-up

Food safety recall round-up 21-27 April 2017

Recalls: Arsenic, aflatoxin and allergens

By Joseph James Whitworth

Food alerts have been made by USA, England, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Canada, Czech Republic, Netherlands, Austria, Finland, Sweden, Slovakia, Belgium, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland.

Beef + Lamb chairman James Parsons said the US TPP exit is a 'major setback'

New Zealand: Trump’s TPP axe a ‘significant blow’

By Oscar Rousseau

New Zealand Beef + Lamb chairman, James Parsons, has lamented US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), claiming the protectionist move will hurt exports.

The TPP agreement has been welcomed by the 12 member nations

Red meat sector welcomes TPP Agreement signing

By Aidan Fortune

The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement in New Zealand has been dubbed “a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on red meat exports” by the red meat sector. 

The US and New Zealand and want a formal ruling

USA and New Zealand take on Indonesia at WTO over meat restrictions

By Keith Nuthall

The USA and New Zealand have joined forces in asking the World Trade Organisation (WTO) to create a disputes settlement body, ruling on whether Indonesian import restrictions on livestock, meat and other food products breaks global commerce rules.

Andy Fox, Juan de Dios Arteaga and Jeff Murray sign the agreement

Memorandum of Understanding signed on sheepmeat

By Georgi Gyton

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on sheepmeat cooperation has been signed by Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ), the Sheepmeat Council of Australia (supported by Meat & Livestock Australia) and Organismo de la Unidad Nacional de Ovinocultores (the...

Beef + Lamb New Zealand were keen to focus talks on the elimination of trade tariffs

Tariff elimination is pushed on NZ visit to US

By Georgi Gyton

The chief executive of Beef + Lamb New Zealand was keen to focus talks with fellow US associations on the elimination of trade tariffs as part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) talks, on a recent visit to the States.

Concerns have been raised over changes to US meat inspection

US meat safety at a crossroads

By Simone Baroke, contributing analyst at Euromonitor International

US meat safety is in a state of upheaval after some unsettling revelations regarding new procedures employed in a highly contentious pilot programme, which the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) is in favour of adopting.

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