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

Submission on Market Study into the Retail Grocery Sector - Draft Report

Posted on 26/08/2021
As a representative of food producers (and consumers), Federated Farmers is keen to ensure that the retail grocery sector is competitive.

Submission on the Reforming industrial allocation in the NZ Emissions Trading Scheme consultation

Posted on 17/09/2021
The Federation supports industrial allocation (IA) as a means of reducing the risk of the NZ ETS price driving emissions intensive trade exposed (EITE) firms, their production, and their associated emissions overseas.

Submission on the Natural and Built Environments Bill: Parliamentary Paper

Posted on 11/08/2021
The Environment Select Committee is currently reviewing the Exposure Draft of the Natural and Built Environments Bill. FF lodged an extensive submission on the Bill as it is intended to be the primary replacement for the RMA.

Economics & Trade Contacts

Nick Clark

Manager General Policy
Economics 

M: 027 217 6731

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor
Trade 

M: 021 571 853

The Federated Farmers style for staff and elected officials’ email addresses is – first initial surname@fedfarm.org.nz e.g. fdagg@fedfarm.org.nz