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Review of how dairy export quota is allocated in New Zealand

Have your say

The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) is consulting on the dairy export quota allocation system set out in the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001. The current allocation system has not been reviewed since it was introduced in 2007.

We welcome your feedback to help us review the allocation system. We want to know your views on:

  • the way the dairy export quota allocation systems works
  • any challenges and opportunities associated with the dairy export quota allocation system
  • the objectives of the review of the dairy export quota allocation system
  • potential options for changing the dairy export quota allocation system.

Consultation document

Background information for this review and some specific questions are set out in the following discussion paper:

Dairy export quota – Review of New Zealand allocation [PDF, 889 KB]

Making a submission

Feedback must be received by MPI no later than 5pm on Wednesday 5 April 2023.

Send your written submission to

While we prefer email, you can post written submissions to:

Animal Sector Policy team
Ministry for Primary Industries
PO Box 2525
Wellington 6140
New Zealand.

If you have any questions about this consultation or making a submission, email

Submissions are public information

Note that all, part, or a summary of your submission may be published on this website. Most often this happens when we issue a document that reviews the submissions received.

People can also ask for copies of submissions under the Official Information Act 1982 (OIA). The OIA says we must make the content of submissions available unless we have good reason for withholding it. Those reasons are detailed in sections 6 and 9 of the OIA.

If you think there are grounds to withhold specific information from publication, make this clear in your submission or contact us. Reasons may include that it discloses commercially sensitive or personal information. However, any decision MPI makes to withhold details can be reviewed by the Ombudsman, who may direct us to release it.

Official Information Act 1982 – NZ Legislation