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The MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP

Press Release – Meat Industry Association More market opportunities for red meat: the MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP 6 October 2015More market opportunities for red meat: the MIA welcomes the conclusion of the TPP 6 October 2015 The Meat Industry Association welcomes the announcement by Trade Minister Groser on 6 October 2015 that the negotiations of the Trans Pacific Partnership Agreement have been concluded. “These have been long and complex negotiations and we want to congratulate the Trade Minister and his officials for getting the deal across the line and securing New Zealand’s trade interests,” said MIA CEO, Tim Ritchie. The meat industry exports close to 90% of production to some 120 countries, so remaining competitive in the global market place and improving the ability to capitalise on opportunities into more markets is absolutely critical to the industry’s profitability. Trade deals are key to this. In 2014, New Zealand exports of beef, sheepmeat and co-products to TPP countries totalled $2.4 billion. This is over one third of New Zealand’s exports to the world. The sector’s exports were charged a total of $94.3 million in tariff costs, with $77.4 million incurred on exports to Japan. “We don’t have trade deals with Japan, Canada, the US, Mexico or Peru. Japan, Canada and the US are not only some of the most protected agricultural economies but also some of the...

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Japan-Australia deal makes TPP even more important

Press Release – Meat Industry Association The recently-concluded economic partnership agreement between Australia and Japan makes a high quality TPP outcome even more important, according to the New Zealand red meat sector.Media Release 8 April 2014 Japan-Australia deal makes TPP even more important The recently-concluded economic partnership agreement between Australia and Japan makes a high quality TPP outcome even more important, according to the New Zealand red meat sector. The bilateral agreement will lower Japan’s tariffs on Australian beef products, over time, to about half of the 38.5% that is applied to exports from other countries, including New Zealand. This will give Australian beef producers a significant advantage in the Japanese market. “Without a comprehensive, high quality TPP, we’re now going to have a competitive disadvantage in our fifth-largest beef market, and our largest market for chilled beef. We’ve always placed a lot of importance on a successful and high quality TPP deal that removes all tariffs on our exports,” said Meat Industry Association Chairman Bill Falconer. “We’re confident that New Zealand’s negotiators are doing their best to get us there, regardless of this kind of distraction.” Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman James Parsons said the Australia-Japan deal was much less ambitious than a typical New Zealand FTA and was “in a completely different league” to the ongoing TPP negotiations. “A high quality deal means complete tariff elimination...

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