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.

Change in NZMB Investment Policy and Annual Reserves Policy Consultation

In 2017 a review of the New Zealand Meat Board’s investment strategy was conducted and we are now consulting on the proposed changes to the investment policy.

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 closes on 6 April 2018 and NZMB welcomes your submission.

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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