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New Zealand: Raw milk competition ‘at risk’ from Fonterra dominance

 |  July 14, 2015

Milk processors competing with Fonterra, New Zealand’s largest dairy processor, for milk supplies claim there is still insufficient competition to regulate the industry.

In submissions to the Commerce Commission, which is undertaking a government ordered review of the industry’s competitiveness, rival processors either want the status quo or regulation tightened.

NZ’s farmer lobby group, Federated Farmers, says the DIRA 2001 will need to be amended if it is retained long-term.

Fonterra’s submission generally supports the process and methodology suggested in the commission’s consultation paper and says it will comment separately on substantive issues raised by the review.

Full content: Dairy Reporter

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