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.

Applications for 2019 General Quota Allowance close 15 October 2018

Applications are open for General Quota Allowance in the 2019 quota year for both EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat tariff quota and US Beef and Veal tariff quota. Applications close on 15 October 2018.

Applications for Reserved Quota Allowance have closed for the 2019 quota year. .

Consultation endorses changes to NZMB investment strategy and Reserves Policy

Following successful consultation in early 2018 the New Zealand Meat Board will change its investment strategy from the current “conservative” approach to a “balanced” approach and adopt its new Reserves Policy.

The new investment strategy will see a balanced approach taken with funds invested in 50% fixed interest and 50% equities. The NZMB is now working to select a fund manager. 

The Reserves Policy aligns with the new investment policy, including inflation proofing reserves.

Annual Report 2016-2017

The 2016-2017 Annual Report of the New Zealand Meat Board is available along with reports from previous years. 

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