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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.




NZMB Reserves Policy - Consultation

The Reserves Policy of the New Zealand Meat Board is reviewed on an annual basis. Consultation for 2017 is open and submissions are invited. Submissions are to be made by 7 April 2017

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





EU High Quality Beef 2017-2018 Quota Year - Reserved Quota Allowance Applications

Reserved Quota Allowance applications for the 2017/2018 EU High Quality Beef quota close on 1 March 2017. Information on the application requirements were published in the New Zealand Gazette on 16 February 2017.

Applications for EU High Quality Beef General Quota Allowance close on 15 April 2017.





Annual Report 2015 2016

The 2015-2016 Annual Report of the New Zealand Meat Board is available along with reports from previous years. 





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