Tag: DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand

Groser proves trade credentials by insisting on a good deal

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is commending New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser, for standing firm against enormous pressure to concede to a sub-standard deal for dairy. The Minister and his team of expert negotiators …02 August 2015 Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) Groser proves trade credentials by insisting on a good deal The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is commending New Zealand Trade Minister, Tim Groser, for standing firm against enormous pressure to concede to a sub-standard deal for dairy. The Minister and his team of expert negotiators have preserved the ability to conclude a good deal in the future. “What was on the table fell well short of the deal required to deliver the commercially meaningful access that is needed by New Zealand’s dairy industry” says DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey, who has been in Maui, Hawaii, where the negotiations took place over the past week. Agreeing a bad deal would have consigned New Zealand farmers to many more years under the burden of heavy protectionism. Trade prohibitive tariff levels in Japan, Canada and the United States contribute to a thin global dairy market and exacerbate extreme price volatility. DCANZ understands that Ministers will reconvene in an effort to agree the small list of remaining issues. Bailey...

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TPP Opportunity for Dairy Must Not Be Missed

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has joined with national dairy organisations from Australia and the United States in appealing for their governments to progress a swift but successful conclusion to the TPP negotiations.TPP Opportunity for Dairy Must Not Be Missed The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has joined with national dairy organisations from Australia and the United States in appealing for their governments to progress a swift but successful conclusion to the TPP negotiations. “We have a historic opportunity to remove distortions from the dairy market in the Asia-Pacific region. Our governments must grab hold of this.” Said DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey “TPP outcomes must be ambitious, comprehensive and commercially meaningful for dairy along with other products. We understand that progress is being made in the negotiations but that it still falls short of the level of ambition needed. DCANZ strongly supports trade liberalisation. The case for trade to lead to job creation, increased investment, and economic growth has been demonstrated over centuries. But within this context dairy remains one of the most highly protected product groups globally. For example, Japan and Canada have import tariffs on dairy products that exceed 200%. A successful TPP will benefit New Zealand, Australian and US dairy producers and exporters, while at the same time improving nutritional security...

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TPP Too Important for Compromised Finish

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand The New Zealand dairy industry is urging Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) partners not to compromise on the quality of the deal to get it done quickly.TPP Too Important for Compromised Finish Tuesday October 28, 2014 The New Zealand dairy industry is urging Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) partners not to compromise on the quality of the deal to get it done quickly. The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) is concerned at reports that the US and Japan may seek to conclude a deal which leaves dairy trade liberalisation out in the cold. “We urge leaders to stand by their 2011 commitment to a comprehensive deal,” says DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey. “This cannot be achieved without addressing access for dairy, which remains one of the most protected sectors amongst the TPP partner countries.” The Japanese World Trade Organisation (WTO) bound tariffs for skim milk powder and butter are equal to 217% and 360% respectively. Canada’s dairy market access regime is characterised by small quotas and large out of quota tariffs in the order of 200 – 300%. These conditions often mean trade is prevented. “A successful conclusion of the TPP agreement would be the biggest step forward in trade liberalisation since the Uruguay Round of WTO negotiations was concluded in 2005. As long as it meets its stated objectives...

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Growth Drives Dairy Companies to Step up Joint Activities

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand The growing complexity of producing dairy products for global markets is leading the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) to step up its activities and appoint its first full time Executive Director.Growth Drives Dairy Companies to Step up Joint Activities The growing complexity of producing dairy products for global markets is leading the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) to step up its activities and appoint its first full time Executive Director. Kimberly Crewther will take on the role from 2015, when she moves into the full-time role. She currently works part-time as its Executive Director, through a secondment arrangement with industry body DairyNZ where she is General Manager of Policy and Advocacy. DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey says the change is in response to an expansion in membership for the 11-year old organisation, and the growing importance of companies working together in areas of common interest. “Over the last 18 months DCANZ has taken on four new members – Dairy Goat Co-operative, Gardians (now Danone-Nutricia), Oceania Dairy, and most recently Yashili. We now represent companies accounting for more than 98 percent of the milk processed in New Zealand and the vast majority of dairy exports,” he says. “Growing global demand for high quality, sustainably-produced dairy products means significant opportunities for dairy exporters. At the same time dairy...

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DCANZ Welcomes Japan Joining TPP

Press Release – DCANZ – Dairy Companies Association New Zealand The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) today welcomed Japan as a new participant in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations.DCANZ Welcomes Japan Joining TPP The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) today welcomed Japan as a new participant in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations. DCANZ Chairman, Malcolm Bailey, said that Japan is a very important market for New Zealand dairy exports. In 2012 Japan was New Zealand’s fourth largest dairy export market, with trade valued at USD 536 million. “This significant level of trade has been achieved despite the high barriers imposed by Japan on dairy exports. The TPP negotiations are an opportunity to deal with these obstacles to trade.” “TPP has high standards for its negotiations. In particular, the TPP Leaders in Honolulu in 2011 agreed to the comprehensive elimination of trade barriers including tariffs and quotas. We expect Japan to meet these commitments.” Japan joins Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Canada, Chile, Malaysia, Mexico, New Zealand, Peru, Singapore, the United States of America and Vietnam as a member of the TPP. ENDS Content Sourced from scoop.co.nz Original...

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