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.

General Quota Allowance Applications for 2018 quota year

Applications for General Quota Allowance close on 15 October 2017. Applications must be made on the appropriate form and payment of relevant fees are to be received by the closing date. European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ application form and United States Beef and Veal TRQ application form can be downloaded from our website.

NZMB Reserves Policy

The Reserves Policy of the New Zealand Meat Board is reviewed on an annual basis. The 2017 consultation period has closed.

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

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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