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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TPP concludes after marathon negotiating effort
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) acknowledges the hard work that Minister Groser and his team have put into concluding the TPP negotiations.  DCANZ is disappointed that the agreement has not delivered a more significant opening of TPP dairy markets, but knows that New Zealand negotiators made every effort to secure as much new access for dairy as possible.  "It was always going to be very hard given the starting point for dairy as one of the most protected sectors globally" says DCANZ Chairman Malcolm Bailey.  "While further market opening is needed to help address price volatility in the global dairy market, the deal does contain some useful improvements."  "We thank Minister Groser and his team for the hard line they took to secure these new expo...
TPP - Better Dairy Deal Essential
The Chairmen of the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) and DairyNZ are urging TPP Governments not to miss this once in a generation opportunity to improve dairy trade in the region.  DCANZ Chairman, Malcolm Bailey, and DairyNZ Chairman, Hon. John Luxton, have travelled to Maui, Hawaii, where TPP negotiators are aiming to conclude a deal this week, to highlight the need for an equally ambitious outcome for dairy as those on the table for other goods.?There is no good reason for dairy to be left behind in this agreement.  In fact it should be a very simple process of following through with what was signed up for in 2011? says Malcolm Bailey.Hon. John Luxton is in complete agreement.  ?I urge Ministers to remember that this is an agreement to grow trade and sup...

DCANZ Members

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

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