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 Budget Policy Statement 2021

Posted on 1/04/2021
Federated Farmers of New Zealand welcomes the opportunity to submit to the Finance & Expenditure Select Committee on the Budget Policy Statement...

Submission on International treaty examination of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Ag

Posted on 27/01/2021
Federated Farmers welcomes the opportunity to comment on the international treaty examination of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) Agreement...

Farm Confidence Survey is open with a $500 grocery voucher up for Grabs!

Posted on 6/01/2021
Welcome to the January 2021 Federated Farmers Confidence survey...

Economics & Trade Contacts

Nick Clark

Manager General Policy

M: 027 217 6731

Macaulay Jones

Policy Advisor

M: 021 571 853

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