FTA negotiations set benchmark

New Zealand’s red meat sector believes the UK-Australia Free Trade Agreement sets a benchmark for New Zealand negotiations, according to the Meat Industry Association.

Association chief executive Sirma Karapeeva said it represents a useful yardstick for negotiations between New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

“Based on reports, the Australian deal sets a useful baseline for the New Zealand-UK negotiations with eventual tariff-free access for sheepmeat and beef and zero tariff rates on in-quota trade in the interim,” she said. Read More.

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