The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) was formally constituted in Wellington on 18 July 2003. The five foundation members were Fonterra Co-operative Group, Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company, Westland Milk Products, Mainland Products and Goodman Fielder.

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About NZ Dairy Industry

About NZDI

Dairy cattle were first imported by European settlers in the early 19th Century to provide milk, butter and cheese for local supply. As early as 1846, only six years after the signing of the Treaty of Waitangi, the first exports began. By 1882 New Zealand was exporting the first refrigerated shipment.

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DCANZ media release: TPP does not add up for NZ without good dairy outcomes
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ)  is firm in its view that a good deal on dairy in TPP is necessary for any deal to stack up for  New Zealand.  "The facts are that dairy accounts for 35% of NZ exports. You can't even come close to achieving an acceptable deal for New Zealand without a good deal on dairy" says DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey.DCANZ which represents the common policy interests of 11 New Zealand dairy companies, accounting for 98% of milk processed is following the negotiations carefully."There is no evidence that other countries in the negotiation have backed away from their major export interests, so there is no way New Zealand should back away from ours.   We understand Japan continues to push for complete tariff elimination for ...
Budget Biosecurity Announcements
22 May 2015 Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) Budget biosecurity announcements a good response to changing risks The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has welcomed the 2015 budget announcements in support of better biosecurity outcomes. “Short of a major volcanic eruption in Auckland there is very little that trumps the impact that a biosecurity incursion could have on the New Zealand economy. A bad biosecurity incursion would shut down exports and derail much of our country’s productive capability.” says DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey “Unlike a volcanic eruption, there are things we can do as a country to lessen the risk of a biosecurity incursion. DCANZ thanks the Government for its commitment...

DCANZ Members

  Fonterra   Tatua   Westland  
  Goodman Fielder   Open Country   Synlait  
  Miraka   DGC   Oceania Dairy  

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