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About DCANZ

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

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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 urges negotiators to progress high standard TPP outcome for dairy
31 January 2015 Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) DCANZ urges negotiators to progress high standard TPP outcome for dairy The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) welcomes the indications of good progress for some food products in the TPP negotiation and urges negotiators to deliver high standard results for all products. This week the US pork and beef industries have advocated in favour of the US administration gaining trade promotion authority based on the ‘high standard’ deal that is shaping up for them. This is understood to follow bilateral engagement between the US and Japanese Governments. “Indications that a high standard deal is emerging for some currently highly protected agricultural produc...
DCANZ WELCOMES THE CONCLUSION OF THE NEW ZEALAND - KOREA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT
16 November 2014 Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) Media release by the Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) DCANZ WELCOMES THE CONCLUSION OF THE NEW ZEALAND - KOREA FREE TRADE AGREEMENT The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) has welcomed the successful conclusion of Free Trade Agreement (FTA) negotiations between New Zealand and Korea. The agreement will result in elimination of tariffs on the vast majority of dairy tariff lines over reasonable periods. For cheese, there will be a transitional quota of 7000 tonnes growing at 3% per year until elimination. For butter, there will be an 800 tonne quota increasing at 3% per year until elimination. The agreement also includes a permanent quota on milk pow...

DCANZ Members

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

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