MIA is a voluntary trade association representing New Zealand meat processors, markets and exporters. It is an incorporated society whose members supply the majority of New Zealand sheep meat exports and all the beef exports. Our affiliate members add to the depth of expertise available from the membership, with representation throughout the meat supply chain.
MIA advocates on behalf of its members, and provides advice on economic, trade policy, market access, employment relations, business compliance costs and technical and regulatory issues facing the industry, with a particular focus on:
MIA also provides an in-house legal counsel for use by its members, and manages the recruitment and supply of halal slaughtermen for the industry.
Types of membership
There are three different types of membership of MIA:
1. Processor/exporter membership. This is for companies that process and export meat. The fees for processor members are based on the volume of stock they slaughter.
2. Exporter-only membership. This is for companies that only export meat (but do not have processing operations). The annual subscription for an exporter-only member is $3,000 + gst, and the MIA financial year runs from 1 July to 30 June. (To be a processor/exporter or exporter member, you must be registered as a meat exporter with MPI)
3. Affiliate membership. This is for companies or organisations that provide services or products to the industry, such as road transporters, shipping lines, ports and packaging firms. The annual fee for an affiliate member is $2,500 + gst.
Download a membership application form