Story: International economic relations

Soviet Union meat buying, 1974

Soviet Union meat buying, 1974

The Soviet Union (including Russia) became an important purchaser of New Zealand primary produce in the 1970s and 1980s. F. Shpota, trade counsellor at the Soviet embassy in Wellington, signs an agreement to purchase 36,000 tonnes of New Zealand meat for $17 million.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Dominion Post Collection (PAColl-7327)
Reference: EP/1974/3962/33

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Malcolm McKinnon, 'International economic relations - Socialist bloc, the Middle East and New Zealand', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 3 October 2023)

Story by Malcolm McKinnon, published 11 Mar 2010