NZ may feel heat of UK-EU trade fight after Brexit



Eric Frykberg | Radio NZ

New Zealand exporters could get caught in the crossfire of trade battles between Britain and Europe after a no-deal Brexit, a senior trade negotiator has warned.

New Zealand has the right to sell 228,000 tonnes of sheep meat worth over $2 billion to Europe annually.Photo: 123RF

That was because agricultural product that traditionally went from Britain to the EU would stay at home, displacing New Zealand goods.

The warning came from Jeff Grant, as political gridlock in London pushed Britain ever closer to crashing out of the EU without a separation agreement.

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