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Red meat sector welcomes signing of TPP

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement today in Auckland is a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the Chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand …Red meat sector welcomes signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement The signing of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement today in Auckland is a significant step towards reducing the amount of tariff and non-tariff barriers on New Zealand red meat exports, according to the Chairmen of Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA). Trade Minister Todd McClay signed the TPP Agreement today with the 11 member countries, including from Australia, Brunei, Canada, Chile, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, Singapore, the United States and Vietnam. “This deal is critical for New Zealand sheep and beef farmers and meat exporters, keeping us competitive in key markets”, said Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chairman James Parsons. The New Zealand sheep and beef sector exports close to 90% of its production totaling $7.4 billion, on which we paid $323 million of tariffs in 2014. Nearly one-third of those total exports go to TPP member countries, with a significant proportion of those tariffs paid in Japan ($77 million) – where applied tariffs on our beef exports are 38.5%. The TPP agreement will eliminate,...

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Beef producers need comprehensive TPP deal

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb Beef producers from the four largest beef producing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries continue to advocate that any TPP agreement must deliver on the 2011 TPP Ministers position of eliminating tariffs and other barriers to trade. …Beef producers need comprehensive TPP deal Beef producers from the four largest beef producing Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) member countries continue to advocate that any TPP agreement must deliver on the 2011 TPP Ministers’ position of eliminating tariffs and other barriers to trade. Beef producers of Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States, working in a coordinated partnership known as the Five Nations Beef Alliance (FNBA), issued a statement today expressing concern at the possibility that some TPP members may seek to exclude some so-called “sensitive” products from comprehensive, duty free access. Granting a TPP member any such exclusion would result in other members seeking similar treatment, leading to a decline in the agreement’s level of ambition and the resulting economic growth that it would bring. The alliance also called for each TPP member to provide equal market access to all other TPP members, including during the transition period, in order to ensure that competitive disadvantages are not created and also to set clear expectations of the level of commitment required from any potential future TPP members. The beef producers also noted the importance of adopting...

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Red meat sector welcomes Economic Cooperation with Taiwan

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb New Zealand red meat sector welcomes entry into force of Economic Cooperation Agreement with Taiwan21 November 2013 New Zealand red meat sector welcomes entry into force of Economic Cooperation Agreement with Taiwan Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) welcome the announcement that the Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) between New Zealand and Taiwan will soon come into effect. The Agreement, which was signed in July, will commence on 1 December, the government announced earlier today. “All tariffs on beef exports will be gone by 2015 and for sheepmeat exports the tariffs will be eliminated by 2017. This is an excellent result,” Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Executive, Dr Scott Champion said. The ECA also includes mechanisms to address any technical or non-tariff barriers that have the potential to restrict New Zealand export opportunities. “This Agreement will make New Zealand’s red meat exports more competitive in what is already the sector’s eighth-largest export market, and it also complements New Zealand’s existing free trade agreements with China and Hong Kong,” Champion said. New Zealand’s $208 million of sheep and beef product exports to Taiwan in 2012 incurred around $18 million in tariffs. MIA Chairman Bill Falconer said Taiwan is a key market for the New Zealand sheep and beef sector, with red meat consumption steadily increasing there over...

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Red meat sector welcomes Economic Agreement with Taiwan

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) say the signing of the Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) between New Zealand and Taiwan is a significant outcome for the New Zealand sheep and beef sector. Media Release WEDNESDAY 10 JULY 2013 New Zealand red meat sector welcomes Economic Cooperation Agreement with Taiwan Beef + Lamb New Zealand (B+LNZ) and the Meat Industry Association (MIA) say the signing of the Economic Cooperation Agreement (ECA) between New Zealand and Taiwan is a significant outcome for the New Zealand sheep and beef sector. Eliminating all tariffs on beef within two years and sheepmeat within four years is important news B+LNZ Chairman, Mike Petersen and MIA Chairman, Bill Falconer said. “This ECA will eliminate tariffs with Taiwan and it complements New Zealand’s existing free trade agreements with China and Hong Kong,” Petersen said. New Zealand exports of red meat products to Taiwan incurred around NZ$18million in tariffs for the calendar year 2012. The ECA with Taiwan will eventually eliminate these tariff payments giving New Zealand’s red meat products a competitive edge in the market, he said. The ECA also includes mechanisms to address any technical or non-tariff barriers that could restrict New Zealand trade opportunities should they arise. Falconer said Taiwan is a key market for the New Zealand sheep and beef sector...

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Beef + Lamb CEO smoothing the way for TPP in Mexico

Press Release – NZ Beef and Lamb Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO smoothing the way for TPP in Mexico Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Dr Scott Champion is in Mexico to talk with Mexican sheep and beef industry interests about the opportunities that will occur when the … Beef + Lamb New Zealand CEO smoothing the way for TPP in Mexico Beef + Lamb New Zealand Chief Executive Officer, Dr Scott Champion is in Mexico to talk with Mexican sheep and beef industry interests about the opportunities that will occur when the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) is agreed. Dr Champion is meeting a range of Mexican sheep and beef farmers and representatives from their processing and retail sector to assure them that while he expects that there will be opportunities for New Zealand beef in the Mexican market, the TPP will provide expanded market access for all. “We want to dispel any myths that New Zealand will swamp the Mexican market with beef. The amount of beef we produce is limited by the land available and production here has been more or less steady over the past 10 years. TPP will not change that,” he said. The TPP will also provide opportunities to collaborate rather than compete in a world where the demand for protein is increasing. “The Mexican beef industry has been severely impacted in...

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