Tag: Beef And Lamb NZ

Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes new alliance partners

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Director George Tatham, who recently attended the Five Nations Beef Alliance in Mexico, says that new members from Paraguay and Mato Grosso in Brazil will add a new dimension to the group, now called the International …Beef + Lamb New Zealand welcomes new alliance partners 27 October 2015 Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) Director George Tatham, who recently attended the Five Nations Beef Alliance in Mexico, says that new members from Paraguay and Mato Grosso in Brazil will add a new dimension to the group, now called the International Beef Alliance. The Five Nation’s Beef Alliance has been very effective in creating a strong single voice from the beef industry in the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations, said Tatham. “The Five Nations Beef Alliance as it was then, was a unique grouping in the negotiations providing a clear and consistent message to the TPP negotiators. As a result, the beef sector has probably achieved the best outcome of all the agricultural commodity groups. “Having Paraguay and Mato Grosso, the largest beef producing state in Brazil, joining the group can only add to our strength as a beef producers’ representative group. “It has been very stimulating to have the opportunity to discuss with representatives from Paraguay and Brazil the opportunities and issues for the beef industry that are...

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TPP good news for sheep and beef farmers

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as announced by TPP Trade Ministers in Atlanta, USA today.TPP good news for sheep and beef farmers Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) welcomes the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as announced by TPP Trade Ministers in Atlanta, USA today. “This deal will help improve the competitiveness of our exports by removing tens of millions of dollars of tariff costs,” said B+LNZ CEO Dr Scott Champion. New Zealand’s current sheep and beef sector trade to the TPP countries totaled more than $2.4 billion in 2014, almost one third of the industry’s total exports to the world. The sheep and beef sector’s exports to TPP countries were charged a total of $94.3 million in 2014, with the majority of that cost ($77.4 million) incurred on exports to Japan. Significant tariff costs were also charged on exports to the US ($13 million) and Mexico ($2.9 million). The vast majority of these tariff costs, around $72 million, will be removed over time by this agreement, improving the competitive positioning of New Zealand red meat products in TPP markets. B+LNZ has been pushing for a TPP deal that removes barriers to New Zealand’s sheep and beef sector exports since before the negotiation began in 2008. This push...

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Red meat sector welcomes TPP conclusion

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) are delighted by the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as announced by Trade Minister Tim Groser and his TPP counterparts earlier today …6 October 2015 Red meat sector welcomes TPP conclusion Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) are delighted by the successful conclusion of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) negotiations, as announced by Trade Minister Tim Groser and his TPP counterparts earlier today in Atlanta. “We’re confident that New Zealand’s negotiators have secured the best possible deal for Kiwi sheep and beef farmers,” says B+LNZ Chairman James Parsons. “The TPP will have a significant impact on the competitiveness of our exports in TPP markets.” The sheep and beef sector’s exports to TPP countries were worth more than $2.4 billion in 2014, nearly one-third of the sector’s total exports. That trade incurred about $94 million in tariffs last year. “New Zealand doesn’t currently have FTAs with Japan, the US, Canada, Mexico or Peru. This deal is particularly important for us in relation to those markets, some of which currently charge very high tariffs on our exports but are highly valuable to the sector,” said MIA Chairman Bill Falconer. “The TPP will also open the door to addressing some complex and costly non-tariff barriers.”...

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NZ Interests Represented at Five Nations Beef Alliance

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ The Trans Pacific Partnership will be a hot topic when the members of the Five Nations Beef Alliance get together in Texas this week.New Zealand Beef Interests Represented at Five Nations Beef Alliance in Texas The Trans Pacific Partnership will be a hot topic when the members of the Five Nations Beef Alliance get together in Texas this week. Beef + Lamb New Zealand chief executive, Dr Scott Champion says while the TPP negotiation doesn’t look like it’s going to conclude soon, it is the one thing that would give all five countries better market access for beef exports and so it’s a priority. The Five Nations Beef Alliance is a group of beef producers from New Zealand (represented by Beef + Lamb New Zealand), Australia, United States, Canada and Mexico. Together these five nations account for about half of the world’s beef exports. Champion says the group’s focus is improved trading conditions and the elimination of tariffs. The work the alliance has been doing in relation to the TPP negotiation is a particularly good demonstration of how it can be useful for Kiwi farmers to work with other farmers offshore. “The Five Nations Beef Alliance as a group of beef exporters has been able to stand together and put forward a coherent and united view. We are a much stronger force...

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Beef + Lamb NZ Outlines Priorities Ahead of Election

Press Release – Beef And Lamb NZ Beef + Lamb New Zealand has outlined what it sees as the policy priorities for the incoming government.16 SEPTEMBER 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Beef + Lamb New Zealand Outlines Priorities Ahead of General Election Beef + Lamb New Zealand has outlined what it sees as the policy priorities for the incoming government. Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman, James Parsons says the policy manifesto covers a range of issues that will support a confident and profitable sheep and beef sector. “The red meat sector is hugely important to the New Zealand economy – worth $8.5 billion a year, so it’s critical that the incoming government is aware of the issues that affect our sheep and beef farmers,” Parsons said. “Our first priority is securing investment in research and development that will increase farm productivity and continue adding value to our sheepmeat and beef products. “It’s of critical importance to New Zealand sheep and beef farmers that government funding continues alongside industry investment in areas like Beef + Lamb New Zealand Genetics, research into farm systems, forages, pest and weed management and mitigating environmental impacts like greenhouse gas emissions. “The environment is a significant focus for us and determining nutrient discharge regimes in an equitable manner is important.” Parsons said continued funding for Primary Growth Partnerships with the sheep and beef industry was...

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