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.

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 (1,300 Tonnes) Reserved Quota Allowance Applications for 2018/2019 Quota Year

Applications for European Union High Quality Beef Reserved Quota Allowance in the 2018-2019 quota year close on 1 March 2018. Application requirements are outlined in the notice published in the New Zealand Gazette.

Applications for General Quota Allowance in the 2018/2018 quota year close 15 April 2018.

NZMB Reserves Policy

The Reserves Policy of the New Zealand Meat Board is reviewed on an annual basis. 

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

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