PMAC weekly update 15th May

PMAC weekly update 8th May to 15th May

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1 Government agencies: ICPR updates;  Kerikeri myrtle rust response – Daily news media update 9 May 2017; Plant nurseries under legal controls to help contain spread of myrtle rust 12th May; MPI encourages businesses to enter this year’s NZ Food Awards;  WTO Notifications;  Sending Certificate of Origin data to China Sending Certificate of Origin data to China.

2. New Zealand News:  Foreign Affairs Minister to visit Tonga;  New Ambassador to Iraq announced; McClay says TPP ratification keeps options open; Ambitious trade target agreed with Vietnam; Food Integrity 2017 Conference; Zespri From trade tool to well-known consumer brand in 20 years; China: Carrefour sells Zespri kiwis; Counterfeits a challenge for Zespri in quest for Chinese market dominance; New Zealand apple & pear harvest down on forecast; New Zealand's multi-billion dollar agritech industry is part of Techweek; Otago University reveals how to make vegetables last longer; Eastland Port sets new April export tonnage record; WeChat enabled us to market oranges to China; Did myrtle rust catch NZ off-guard?; Commerce Commission investigating unapproved merger in NZ’s flower industry.

3.International news: GAIN reports; Australia: Agricultural highlights from the 2017-18 Federal Budget; Australia-US food safety agreement to benefit exporters; ChemChina and Sinochem plan $100bn merger; ChemChina clinches landmark $43 billion takeover of Syngenta ; Would you like a side of IoT with your meal?; US: 24 ways to exclude entry of flying insects; Freeze-dried fruit tech to help reduce food waste, increase incomes for farmers; Australia's alternative to unhealthy snacking; Germany: 'Three out of five tested product lines are GM'; China aims to make manure fertilizer of choice;  Vegetables could help children perform better in school