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NZ International Business Forum: It's fair for meat and dairy to be disappointed with FTA

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Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 5:33pm
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed a policing agreement ahead of announcing a trade agreement. Photo / Thomas Coughlan
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen signed a policing agreement ahead of announcing a trade agreement. Photo / Thomas Coughlan

NZ International Business Forum: It's fair for meat and dairy to be disappointed with FTA

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Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Fri, 1 Jul 2022, 5:33pm

Business leaders say it's fair for the dairy and meat sectors to be disappointed in the new free trade agreement.

It's been struck between the EU and New Zealand, but dairy and meat will still face tariffs and much lower quotas than they hoped for.

NZ International Business Forum's Stephen Jacobi told Heather du Plessis-Allan the EU simply isn't willing to open its market to those sectors but a call needs to be made whether the deal's enough.

“And really, you’d have to be on the ground to work out whether they’ve made the right call or not, but however you look at it, it’s certainly not very good for our dairy and meat sectors.”

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