PMAC weekly update

PMAC weekly update 2nd to 9th October

  Full update available here

  1. Government agencies: WTO Notifications; Be seen the right way in Japan; Collaborating for success in China;  Pacific Alliance FTA - share your views, Thailand is open for business; China's Cybersecurity Law: what you need to know; New European data privacy rule could cost 4% of turnover;  Export Essentials Workshops coming up soon; ExportNZ training and events - what's happening near you; Kiwi produce will be promoted across 630 Chinese supermarkets
  1. New Zealand News:  Zespri tells court kiwifruit industry has more than recovered; Kiwifruit industry on tenterhooks; Hawke's Bay's Napier port considers new levy on pipfruit; Topfruit industry fights proposed port fees in New Zealand; GE Free NZ speaks out against approval of GE potatoes; US to allow fresh persimmon imports from New Zealand; Asparagus the worst growing year in 36 years; Compac launches internal inspection system for fresh produce; New Zealand: More science added to 5+ A Day
  1. International news: GAIN reports; EU and FAO bring combined weight to bear on food waste; European Commission reaffirms importance of sustainable usage of water in agriculture; China sets goals for green agriculture; UK: Work underway with retailers and growers to tackle food waste; 10 Largest Fruit and Vegetable Producing Countries in the World; China FVF 2017: an analysis of potential; Temperature-controlled freight rates increase amidst reefer container scarcity; Asparagus could help to significantly detox the liver; Electric' nozzles have potential to improve accuracy of spray treatment; New lab to boost UN efforts to keep harmful insects at bay; US (NY): Growing for wholesale guidelines available