PMAC weekly update 19th June

PMAC weekly update 13th June to 19 th June

Full update available here

  1. Government agencies: ICPR; WTO Notifications
  1. New Zealand News:  Appointment to Food Safety board; New Ambassador to Mexico announced; New Ambassador to China announced ; New Consul-General to Hong Kong announced; New Ambassador to Germany announced; Primary Sector Science Roadmap launched; Extra support for Bay of Plenty farmers; McClay to Washington for high-level trade talks with Trump administration; PACER Plus signing a historic day for NZ-Pacific relations; Early release of FTA scoping paper demonstrates ambition on trade; Aussies cool with CoOL ; Brexit provides opportunity for New Zealand exporters; Maori aims to grow share of Zespri kiwifruit production to 20%; High lettuce prices lift NZ veg prices by 31% compared to last year; Organic kiwi from New Zealand continues to grow in North America; New Zealand lifts temporary ban on Australian rockmelons and honeydew; Low carb potato set to hit new high!; Avocado prices in New Zealand skyrocket to $7.50 each; Regional apples are the future; Zespri shares its success story at Mystery Creek; New Zealand kiwifruit orchard sales reach record $1m per hectare; Zespri's Lain Jager named Ravensdown Ag Communicator of the Year; Increased apple and kiwifruit production lifts NZ primary exports; The very model of a modern trade agreement: scoping an EU-NZ FTA
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Intellectual Property Issues for the Produce Industry in China; Study finds fruit & veg subsidies 5 times more effective than soda taxes; China Fruit Logistica to kick off in 2018; EU: New tool enhances price transparency along the food supply chain; Seductive names make vegs more appealing; Increasing agricultural sustainability through organic farming; Bayer launches horticulture sustainability initiative; True Cost Accounting pilot calculates hidden impacts of farming; Biodiversity is the basis for Integrated Pest Management; Florists Sustainability Initiative announces launch of new website; US: Floral Marketing Research Fund website receives overhaul; OSU develops water-resistant, antimicrobial edible wrap; Genomic sequencing in the palm of your hand; US (CA): Robots wielding water knives are the future of farming; Maersk introduces energy meters to its refrigerated containers; The first online marketplace that connects buyers and sellers