Gulf Cooperation Council FTA Good News for NZ Dairy Companies

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DCANZ Executive Director Simon Tucker said today that the completion of FTA negotiations with the Gulf Co-operation Council would boost NZ’s dairy exports into the Gulf region.

“The countries of the Gulf region are an important market for New Zealand’s dairy exporters with sales worth approximately $750 million in the 2008/09 year. The industry expects to make substantial gains through preferential market access to the GCC and leverage off growing dairy consumption in the region”.

“It is great news to see the Government adding this new agreement to a growing portfolio of FTAs for New Zealand.”

For further information contact:
Simon Tucker, Executive Director,
Tel: 021-961-394

About DCANZ:
The Dairy Companies Association of New Zealand (DCANZ) was formed in July 2003 to co-ordinate and represent the collective public policy interests of its member dairy companies. Its members comprise Fonterra Co-operative Group Ltd, Tatua Co-operative Dairy Company Ltd, Westland Milk Products, Fonterra Brands (NZ) Ltd, Goodman Fielder Ltd, Synlait Ltd, New Zealand Dairies Ltd and Open Country Dairies Ltd.