New Zealand is taking Canada to court over lost dairy market access. Canada has implemented dairy tariff rate quotas and this is estimated to have cost New Zealand $68m over the first two years of a CPTPP trade partnership. Trade and Export Growth Minister Damien O’Connor says New Zealand’s priority is to ensure our exporters have meaningful access to the benefits negotiated under the Free Trade agreement so New Zealand has notified Canada and other CPTPP countries that it believes these tariffs are against the rules of the CPTPP. He says occasionally even good friends disagree, and that is why dispute settlement mechanisms in free trade agreements such as CPTPP are there – to provide a neutral forum for settling such disputes when they arise.