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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.




Change in NZMB Investment Policy and Annual Reserves Policy Consultation

The New Zealand Meat Board has recently concluded a consultation period covering proposed changes following a 2017 review of the NZMB’s investment strategy.

A review of the New Zealand Meat Board’s Reserves Policy is also included in the consultation.

Detailed information and background to the consultation process is available at Investment Policy and Reserves Policy consultation. 

Consultation has closed and NZMB is reviewing submissions received. Feedback on the outcome of the consultation will be available.





Annual Report 2016-2017

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





European Union High Quality Beef - Applications for 2018/2019 Quota Year

Applications for General Quota Allowance in the 2018/2019 quota year close 15 April 2018. Information covering application forms are available here and application fees here.

Applications for Reserved Quota Allowance have closed for 2018/2019 quota year.





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