Economics and Trade

Agriculture accounts for almost half of New Zealand's total exports, so we maintain a close interest in domestic and international economic policies that affect our farmers, working hard to ensure that all policy should promote sustainability, productivity, innovation and global competitiveness.  We regularly comment on the economy and we hold positions on fiscal policy, taxation, monetary policy, regulatory policy, banking, overseas investment, and trade policy.  

What's been happening

$500 grocery voucher up for grabs!!!!!!! - Federated Farmers Confidence survey

Posted on 3/07/2020
Many thanks to the more than 800 farmers who have responded so far to Federated Farmers’ Farm Confidence Survey...

Submission on The EU-NZ Free Trade Agreement Negotiations: Protection of Geographical Indications...

Posted on 28/04/2020
Federated Farmers supports the negotiations underway toward a potential EU-NZ FTA and we understand that measures to establish a more substantive framework for Geographic Indications (GIs) are a necessary but not sufficient component of completing su

Economics & Trade Contacts

Nick Clark

Manager General Policy

M: 027 217 6731

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor

M: 021 571 853

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