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  •   Home > News > Rural

    Good news for our dairy farmers to start the new year

    Good news for our dairy farmers to start the new year


    Safeguard duties on milk powder have now lifted -- meaning all dairy exports can now enter China duty free.

    Trade and Agriculture Minister Todd McClay says we export about one and a half billion tonnes of dairy products to China each year -- and about half of that, is milk powder.

    He says this is a saving for our farmers and our economy of about 350-million dollars a year, for doing nothing more than what they're already doing.

    © 2024 Newstalk ZB, NZCity

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