Tag: Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand

TPP Concludes After Marathon Negotiating Effort

Press Release – Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) acknowledges the hard work that Minister Groser and his team have put into concluding the TPP negotiations. TPP Concludes After Marathon Negotiating Effort The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) acknowledges the hard work that Minister Groser and his team have put into concluding the TPP negotiations. DCANZ is disappointed that the agreement has not delivered a more significant opening of TPP dairy markets, but knows that New Zealand negotiators made every effort to secure as much new access for dairy as possible. “It was always going to be very hard given the starting point for dairy as one of the most protected sectors globally” says DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey. “While further market opening is needed to help address price volatility in the global dairy market, the deal does contain some useful improvements.” “We thank Minister Groser and his team for the hard line they took to secure these new export opportunities for New Zealand dairy in the face of immense pressure from entrenched protectionist interests” says Bailey DCANZ will be undertaking a complete assessment of outcomes as fuller details of the TPP deal for dairy becomes available. DCANZ understands the deal also includes positive outcomes for other agricultural products, and is pleased that other New Zealand primary sectors will see...

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Better Dairy Deal Essential

Press Release – Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand The Chairmen of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and DairyNZ are urging TPP Governments not to miss this once in a generation opportunity to improve dairy trade in the region. DCANZ Chairman, Malcolm Bailey, and DairyNZ Chairman, … 28 June 2015 Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and DairyNZ Better Dairy Deal Essential The Chairmen of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and DairyNZ are urging TPP Governments not to miss this once in a generation opportunity to improve dairy trade in the region. DCANZ Chairman, Malcolm Bailey, and DairyNZ Chairman, Hon. John Luxton, have travelled to Maui, Hawaii, where TPP negotiators are aiming to conclude a deal this week, to highlight the need for an equally ambitious outcome for dairy as those on the table for other goods. “There is no good reason for dairy to be left behind in this agreement. In fact it should be a very simple process of following through with what was signed up for in 2011” says Malcolm Bailey. Hon. John Luxton is in complete agreement. “I urge Ministers to remember that this is an agreement to grow trade and support economic prosperity. Not one to maintain protection and distortion.” says Luxton The New Zealand dairy industry is concerned at suggestions that some...

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