[6 March/NZ Farmer]

According to New Zealand Pork Chairman, Ian Carter, New Zealand Pork will soon be sold in Australia for the first time in a niche market. He noted that the amount the industry hoped to sell depended on how successfully exporting companies took up the opportunity. Pork exports are limited to few markets including the Pacific Islands and Singapore. In the previous year to 30 June 2017, New Zealand exported around $1 million of pork. Ministry for Primary Industries Deputy Director-General of Policy and Trade, Jarred Mair, said New Zealand has a strong meat regulatory system which is held in high regard with our trading partners. A large portion of the trade would be to restaurants, and the pork would not be sold using the Freedom Farms brand as it is in New Zealand.