Story: International economic relations

Jack the giant-killer

Jack the giant-killer

Britain’s negotiations to enter the European Economic Community (now the European Union) posed a threat to New Zealand’s butter, cheese and sheep-meat trade with the UK. In this cartoon Overseas Trade Minister Jack Marshall hopes to avert the danger, but he faced many obstacles. In the end a deal was negotiated which entitled New Zealand to sell defined quantities of butter and cheese in the UK for a transitional five-year period.

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Alexander Turnbull Library
Reference: C-132-017
Cartoon by Eric Heath

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - Britain, New Zealand and the EU after 1940', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/cartoon/24804/jack-the-giant-killer (accessed 26 April 2019)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010