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Beef & Lamb farmers say ‘Hola’ to our new Peruvian market

5 December 2013

Beef & Lamb farmers say ‘Hola’ to our new Peruvian market

In a week of great trade news for New Zealand, Peru is set to become our latest export market for New Zealand beef and lamb.

“Federated Farmers welcomes approval by Peru’s SENASA, which allows us to commence exports of beef, sheep meat and offal products into the country,” says Federated Farmers Vice-President, Dr William Rolleston.

“The Minister for Primary Industries, the Hon Nathan Guy, estimates the current market to be worth at least US$19 million.

“The key is that we’ve got an entrée into a country the World Bank says has a good business climate with a GDP growth rate of 6.3 percent, a population of almost 30 million people and a growing middle-class.

“Red meat is a welcome addition to our dairy trade which is worth NZ$120 million. The Ministry for Primary Industries and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade both need to be congratulated for giving us access to the Peruvian market.

“This is significant in another respect because Peru is one of the countries negotiating for the Trans Pacific Partnership.

“It shows how trade can bring the world together and this could be the start of a beautiful trading relationship,” Dr Rolleston concluded.

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