New Zealand minerals sector could benefit from planned EU trade deal

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 12 November 2015

The free trade agreement currently in discussion could benefit a number of mineral producers in New Zealand including Imerys Ceramics' New Zealand division and Dominion Salt, for which Europe has never been a natural market owing to the high percentage of export costs accounted for by freight.

By Keith Nuthall and Wendy Mill

New Zealand’s industrial minerals sector could benefit from a new planned trade agreement with the European Union (EU) with preparatory talks for the deal now under way. EU Trade Commissioner, Cecilia Malmstrom, and New Zealand’s Trade Minister, Tim Groser, met in Brussels last week to...