Notice Type
General Section
Notice Title

2021 European Union (Excluding UK) Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota Allocation

New Zealand Meat Board must make provisional tariff rate quota allocations in preparation for the exit of the United Kingdom (UK) from the European Union (EU) Customs Union and Single Market, which will immediately result in the splitting of New Zealand’s current TRQ access to the EU between the EU and the UK. This will occur at the expiry of the transition period as defined in article 126 of the Agreement on the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the European Union (19 October 2019) (“UK Exit”). Currently the transition period is set to expire on 31 December 2020, and this notice has been drafted to apply in the event that the UK and EU follow through with this. These tariff rate quota allocations will only apply if the transition period expires on 31 December 2020, otherwise they will be null and void if the transition period is extended.

The UK and the EU would split existing EU TRQs between them based on historic trade patterns. The Board does not accept the legitimacy of the EU and UK’s approach. Nonetheless, while New Zealand goes through the process of challenging this, the Board needs to prepare for the UK exit outcome for the EU Sheepmeat and Goatmeat TRQ.

Pursuant to section 31 of the Meat Board Act 2004, notice is hereby given that the New Zealand Meat Board has allocated provisional access to European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota for the 2021 Quota Year, commencing 1 January 2021, as follows:

Company General Quota Allowance
(tonnes c.w.e.)
Reserved Quota Allowance
(tonnes c.w.e.)
Total Quota Allowance
(tonnes c.w.e.)
Affco New Zealand Limited 17,234.7   17,234.7
Alliance Group Limited 29,834.2   29,834.2
ANZCO Foods Limited 10,797.9   10,797.9
Binxi Foods NZ Limited 1,389.7   1,389.7
Blue Sky Meats (NZ) Limited 3,404.1   3,404.1
Crusader Meats New Zealand Limited 2,514.8   2,514.8
Davmet New Zealand (2020) Limited 2,103.9   2,103.9
Integrated Foods Consortium 864.2   864.2
Lean Meats Limited 1,419.1   1,419.1
Ovation New Zealand Limited 7,762.2   7,762.2
Prime Range Meats Limited 948.7   948.7
Silver Fern Farms Limited 20,556.5   20,556.5
Taylor Preston Limited 5,240.3   5,240.3
Te Kuiti Meat Processors Limited 2,178.9   2,178.9
Wilson Hellaby Limited 2,594.8   2,594.8
Total 108,844.0 0.0 108,844.0
Unallocated RQA   335.0 335.0
Allowance for samples (with TAMA)   5,005.0 5,005.0
Total 108,844.0 5,340.0 114,184.0

Totals may not add due to rounding. TAMA is the Transitional Arrangement for Market Adjustment.

The allocation mechanism used is as set out and described in the Quota Allowance Allocation System in Respect of European Union Sheepmeat and Goatmeat Tariff Rate Quota, and printable copies of the appropriate application forms are available from New Zealand Meat Board’s web site at or by contacting the New Zealand Meat Board directly

Dated at Wellington this 2nd day of December 2020.

D. HARRISON, General Manager – Quota and Information, New Zealand Meat Board.