Dairy Companies Association of NZ chief executive, Kimberly Crewther says the dairy industry wants ambitious and comprehensive free trade agreements (FTAs), she says that means the elimination of all tariffs on dairy exports to put them on a similar footing to the bilateral trade agreements between the UK and the EU.
O’Connor’s ten day trip to Europe sees him meeting top EU officials including Trade Commissioner Valdis Dombrovkis and Agricultural Commissioner Janusz Wojciechowski. He is also scheduled to hold talks with some of the European parliamentarians who are involved in the FTA talks. In France, he meets with the French trade minister Franck Riester. On the UK leg of the trip, O’Connor has talks with Trade Minister Liz Truss and then with other agricultural leaders – including representatives of the National Farmers Union. Read More.