New Zealand Meat Board


Welcome to the New Zealand Meat Board

New Zealand is a world leader in farming for sheepmeat and beef production and does this without the assistance of government subsidies. Agricultural subsidies were removed in the mid-1980s leaving producers and exporters entirely reliant on export market returns.  The New Zealand economy derives $3.8 billion from meat exports, however, it also faces quota restrictions and other trade barriers in the majority of its meat markets.

In accordance with the Meat Board Act 2004, the New Zealand Meat Board has established and manages allocation systems for three country-specific Tariff Rate Quotas (TRQ's) for export markets which have TRQ's to be administered by New Zealand.

New Zealand Meat Board registers meat companies to export to markets all over the world in accordance with the Meat Board Act 2004.

Allocations for 2017 Quota Year

Quota allocations for the 2017 quota year were gazetted on 15 December 2016. Copies of the specific gazette notices are available for EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat allocations and US Beef and Veal allocations.

NZMB Reserves Policy

The Reserves Policy of the New Zealand Meat Board is reviewed on an annual basis. Consultation for 2016 has concluded. 

More information on the Reserves Policy including a copy of the existing Policy is available.

Annual Report 2014 2015

The 2014-2015 Annual Report of the New Zealand Meat Board is available along with reports from previous years. 

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