Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

Farmers Disappointed At Doha Breakdown

25 July 2006

Farmers Disappointed At Doha Breakdown

New Zealand farmers are extremely disappointed that trade talks have been suspended, said Don Nicolson, Vice President of Federated Farmers of New Zealand.

Mr Nicolson’s comments follow WTO Director-General Pascal Lamy suspending the Doha Development Round after talks over the weekend failed to reach agreement.

“The WTO remains a vital forum from which New Zealand farmers can see improved access to markets, an end to export subsidies, and withdrawal of domestic support.

“Federated Farmers urges the New Zealand government to remain committed to this hugely important trade round getting back on track,” said Mr Nicolson.

“The removal of international farm subsidies was worth an estimated $600 million to the New Zealand dairy sector alone,” said Mr Nicolson.


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

First Union On Mill Plans: Bitter Blow For Gisborne Workers

Up to 100 Gisborne jobs could go as JNL, the wood processing company, begins consulting on a proposal to nearly halve its workforce at its Gisborne mill. More>>

ALSO:

Employment:Slow Track For Most Contentious Labour Law

The government will announce a timetable for legislating a range of long-signalled labour law changes but is placing its intention to introduce new Fair Pay Agreement legislation on a slower track to allow consultation with both employers and trade unions. More>>

ALSO:

NZ's Space Programme: Rocket Lab's Successful Launch

Science Media Centre: Rocket Lab successfully launched its Electron rocket and deployed satellites into orbit Sunday afternoon, a milestone for the company and New Zealand's fledgling private space industry. More>>

ALSO:

BusinessDesk: Body massages and Uber are in, DVDs are out, says Stats NZ

Statistics New Zealand has rejigged the consumers price index basket in its latest three-year review, adding body massages, Airbnb and Uber and removing DVD and Blu-Ray players…More>>

ALSO:

StuffMe: Commerce Commission Welcomes Dismissal Of Merger Appeal

In a summary of their judgment released today, Justice Dobson and lay member Professor Martin Richardson dismissed the appellants’ process criticisms and found the Commission was entitled to place significant weight on the prospect of reduced quality of the products produced by the merged entity. More>>

ALSO:

Digital Futures: New Chief Technology Officer Role Created

Communications Minister Clare Curran has called for expressions of interest for the new role of Chief Technology Officer position to help drive a forward-looking digital agenda for New Zealand. More>>