Meat quota rates remain vital

Meat quota rates remain vital

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Ian Proudfoot

Global Head of Agribusiness, Partner - Audit

KPMG in New Zealand


[21 October, Rural News]

New Zealand sheep meat exports rose 12% by volume and 5% by value in August as compared to a year ago, according to analysis by the Meat Industry Association (MIA). MIA chief executive Sirma Karapeeva said the red meat sector’s ability to maintain steady is affected by the changing trade patterns the constantly evolving market dynamics, noted. “We remain deeply concerned about the proposal for the EU and UK to split the WTO tariff rate quotas, which would reduce that flexibility and disadvantage New Zealand,” noted Ms Karapeeva. 

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