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John Barker Law
+64 21 798 353
PO Box 224
Shortland Street
Auckland 1010
New Zealand

New Zealand

+64 (0)21 798 353

John Barker Law is a boutique firm offering strategic legal and policy expertise to the food and beverage sector with a special emphasis on wine and other alcoholic beverages.

Combining specialised legal skills with extensive experience in government and industry, John Barker Law delivers strategic and outcome-focussed advice to clear the regulatory pathway from production through to the global market. 


International Trade Law

John Barker Law combines in-depth expertise in international trade law with first-hand experience of leadership roles within international industry and government organisations. We provide strategic legal and policy advice in the following areas:

  • Production, labelling and certification rules;

  • Customs and taxation requirements;

  • International treaties and agreements;

  • Advocacy within international organisations;

  • Issues management

We have an extensive network of colleagues in international markets that can assist in providing market specific advice on additional matters including distribution agreements and sales and marketing requirements.

Examples of the work we have done in this area include:

  • Assisting sector organisations and companies in preparation of submissions on CP-TPP and EU FTA negotiations.

  • Advising companies on country of origin rules under NZ-China FTA and Australia-China FTA.

  • Acting as external GI expert for MFAT in roadshow consultation for NZ-EU FTA.

  • Representing NZ wine sector organisation in World Wine Trade Group and International Wine and Vine Organisation.