PMAC weekly update 28th August

PMAC weekly update 21st August to 28th August

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1.Government agencies Updated ICPR’s; WTO Notifications; New mandatory date proposed for WCO3 messages


2.New Zealand News: New High Commissioner to Fiji; New Consul-General to the French Pacific; Expert witnesses take to the stand in the Kiwifruit Claim hearings: Roadology – and The Art of Economic Co-operation; New government website: Trade Barriers; New Zealand: Understanding Labour’s proposed water tax ; Horticulture New Zealand also threatened on water tax; NZ avocado thieves using social media to sell stolen fruit; Urban invaders hurt hort; NutriKiwi makes huge investments to take the Australian market; Zespri optimistic about 2018 season; First Fresh ship first persimmons to China; Port of Tauranga kiwifruit shipments slip 1.4%; Seeka first-half profit climbs 56% on improving Australian operations; Scales apple revenue drops due to crop management costs; New Zealand still on track for a bumper apple season; NZ cherry growers join to work directly with international market; Zespri cracks down on grower who allegedly distributed SunGold to China; Students can now apply for Zespri scholarship


3.International news: GAIN reports; Germany to pay compensation for 2011 EHEC crisis; European bioeconomy knowledge centre for more evidence-based policies; Syngenta celebrates 150 years in vegetable seeds; Dole and Driscoll's join IBM blockchain; Threat of shipping price war clouds horizon for Maersk; Farm produce quality improves in China; Australia’s food waste problem starts at the farm; Australia forms cold chain group to combat food waste; Members of Royal FloraHolland want extra GMM over continuation of auction clocks ; Eating one avocado a day could improve cognitive health; Avocado seeds could help treat cancer and heart disease says study; Clay-based antimicrobial packaging could help keep produce fresh; Microbes poised to transform food production and health