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

 


NZ meat cleared to move from across Chinese wharves

NZ meat cleared to move from across Chinese wharves, as ministry chided for mistake

May 23 (BusinessDesk) – New Zealand meat has been cleared to move across Chinese wharves as soon as next week though the administrative logjam has been sheeted home to the Ministry for Primary Industries.

Primary Industries Minister Nathan Guy announced the breakthrough while chiding his department for submitting paperwork in a format that hadn’t yet been approved by China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ).

That “caused confusion for Chinese inspectors” and was a mistake in one of the ministry’s core functions that “should never have occurred,” Guy said in a statement.

“I am very disappointed in the Ministry of Primary Industries for its mistakes in certification which have caused this delay,” he said.

Guy expressed gratitude to Chinese officials for “their willingness to work constructively with New Zealand officials to find a way through this administrative error.” And he thanked the New Zealand meat industry for its patience.

Guy said the director general of the ministry had issued explicit instructions to ensure there wasn’t a repeat, saying the mistake “was highly unusual.”

"I'm disappointed it has taken so long to get to the bottom of this problem and for the ministry to come up with a proper explanation,” Guy said. “This has been frustrating for myself, the public and meat exporters.”

Chinese authorities have agreed to release consignments under the name of the New Zealand Food Safety Authority, Guy said.

(BusinessDesk)

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

OceanaGold: Man Killed In Waihi Mine Accident

A 29-year-old man had died following a work place accident at OceanaGold mine, Waihi last night. The man was killed after the front end loader he was in rolled down a slope. The accident happened at approximately 6.30pm on Thursday night. More>>

ALSO:

Constructing Consent: Annual Housing Consents Highest In Over A Decade

More than 29,000 new homes gained building consent in the year to June 2016, up 16 percent from the previous June year, Statistics New Zealand said today. More>>

ALSO:

War Against Weevil For Future Peas: “No Peas, No Weevil” Ban Now In Place In Wairarapa

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) has today placed a ban on growing peas within a specified area and placed controls on moving pea material (seed and untreated pea straw) within, in and out of this area for the next 2 years. More>>

ALSO:

Wood Producers: Crisis In New Zealand Log Supply

New Zealand wood processing leaders held a hui with senior government officials and political leaders in Whangarei yesterday to assess the acute log supply shortage to local mills in Northland. More>>

Consents And Taxes: Trustpower 'Very Disappointed' With Judgement

Trustpower is "very disappointed" with a Supreme Court ruling dismissing its bid to claim tax deductions on $17.7 million of project costs in a case closely watched by large-scale infrastructure developers. More>>

ALSO:

Fruitful Endeavours: Kiwifruit Exports Reach Record Levels

In June 2016, kiwifruit exports rose $105 million (47 percent) from June 2015 to reach $331 million, Statistics New Zealand said today. Overall, goods exports rose $109 million (2.6 percent) in June 2016 (to $4.3 billion). More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Business
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news