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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