Ban impact felt in China
For a culture that places so much value in relationships, it was disheartening for Chinese businesses to discover through mainstream media the bombshell dropped by the New Zealand government earlier this year.
There was no consultation before the decision was made and they are hanging onto hope that the government will reconsider their position and work with the stakeholders to come to an agreement for the trade going forward.
“It’s a big loss to the agricultural sectors of both countries,” says Dr. Changliang YAN from the China Animal Husbandry Group (CAHG).
“The livestock exporting trade is more than business, Chinese buyers like to go to New Zealand to see where the livestock come from and learn about the culture and farming.” - Dr. Changliang YAN