Contents tagged with trade and policy

29 July 2022

The UK -New Zealand Free Trade Agreement (FTA) is the first trade deal in which New Zealand has agreed an animal welfare chapter. Alongside each country’s World Trade Organisation (WTO) commitments, the key objective within the deal is to enhance cooperation between the countries on the welfare of farmed animals.

28 July 2022

As policy is moving towards recognising and rewarding farmers and land managers for environmental outputs it has got me thinking about the direction of travel of carbon markets and the importance of natural capital.

3 August 2022

Non-tariff measures (NTMs) are defined as policy measures, other than ordinary customs tariffs, that can potentially have an economic effect on international trade in goods, changing quantities traded or prices or both

14 July 2022

In this guest blog, Janet Hughes, Director of Future Farming and Countryside (Defra), shares the approach Defra are taking in terms of the design of the SFI and her vision for the future.

3 August 2022

Charts and infographics showing overall trade between the UK and New Zealand.

3 August 2022

Are UK consumers likely to buy New Zealand produce in our supermarkets and restaurants?

3 August 2022

Introduction to the series of articles on the New Zealand trade agreement.

30 June 2022

SFI 2022 applications are open from today. Is it for you? Find out where to get the latest information and resources to help you make an informed decision.

5 August 2022

Learn what impact a trade agreement with New Zealand may have on UK agriculture.

27 June 2022

On 22nd June 2022, The Rt Hon Anne-Marie Trevelyan, Secretary of State for International Trade of the United Kingdom, and H.E. Dr. Nayef Falah M. Al-Hajraf, Secretary General of the Gulf Cooperation Council officially announced the launch of the UK-GCC FTA negotiations.

3 August 2022

Since the reform of its agricultural policies in the mid-1980s, production and trade distorting policies have almost disappeared in New Zealand, and the level of support to agricultural producers has been the lowest among OECD countries. The main focus of agricultural policies in New Zealand is on animal disease control, relief payments in the event of natural disasters, and the agricultural knowledge and information system.

3 August 2022

Historically New Zealand has been a crucial trading partner with the UK and is still an important trading partner across certain agricultural sectors. This article explores New Zealand’s production and trade of beef, lamb, pork, dairy, wheat, and barley, and for each sector compares export and import data with the UK in 2018‒2020