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China New Zealand free trade talks
China and New Zealand will hold a series of meetings to promote free trade amid growing concerns over U.S. trade protectionism. The Strait Times, a Singapore-based newspaper, reports officials from both China and New Zealand have confirmed the meetings will take place. Continue reading

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The New Zealand trade envoy says a Donald Trump presidency might be good for his country. Special Agricultural Trade Envoy Mike Petersen says, “He (Trump) is really strong on holding countries accountable on their trade obligations and that’s a good thing.” Continue reading

New Zealand turkey products
A move by New Zealand will allow the United States to export cooked turkey products to the island nation. Continue reading

grazing cows in hilly countryside-theft
Authorities in New Zealand are investigating what is believed to be the nation’s largest cattle theft in history. As many as 500 cows were stolen from a New Zealand dairy farm near the town of Ashburton. Continue reading

APHIS Proposes to Allow Persimmon from New Zealand to be Imported into the United States

The United States Department of Agriculture’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is proposing to amend its regulations concerning the importation of fruits and vegetables to allow fresh persimmons from New Zealand into the United States. APHIS scientists determined that persimmons produced under a systems approach will ensure the risk of plant pests entering the U.S. through the imported persimmons is managed, allowing persimmons to be safely imported. Continue reading

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