Trade

No-deal will shut export gate

[02 August/Farmers Weekly] Kiwi Red Meat Sector Brexit representative Jeff Grant states New Zealand’s export gateway to Europe via Britain will close with a no-deal Brexit which will have serious implications for the red meat industry. Mr Grant states that commercial risk management will be important in negotiating trade deals with the United Kingdom in...

More trade is best way to sustainably feed humanity– expert

[02 August/Rural News] Alessandro Demaio, Global Food Expert and CEO of EAT reports that globalisation is the only way to feed 9.6 billion people with a healthy diet on a healthy planet by 2050. Mr Demaio spoke at the Produce Market Association A-NZ’s HortConnections conference in Melbourne where he reported that food needs to be...

China trade not for granted

[07 May/Farmers Weekly] Westpac Senior Economist Anne Boniface reports that New Zealand exporters need to stay aware of the changing tastes and desires of Chinese consumers and that their dominance in both our food and timber industries is bring risks as well as opportunities. Over the past decade since China and NZ signed a free...