Government agencies: OPI Pest list changes; WTO Notifications; WCO3 Mandatory Date – 9 days to go.
2) New Zealand News: New Zealand and EU formally launch free trade talks; Horticulture rumbles on; NZ biosecurity top - scores in KPMG agribusiness survey; Exclusive avocado access to Australia under threat; NZ is missing a trick when it comes to export marketing; New Zealand organic farm fined $45,000; Natalie Davis new head of Countdown; Skincare made from kiwifruit puts Bay of Plenty on the map.
International news:GAIN reports; European Parliament; Trump trade talks create crisis of 'unimaginable proportions'; Things China was going to buy more of ...; Latest US-China Trade Tensions Will Impact US Produce Trade; Trump Administration Considering 'Tariff Payments' to Farmers; New Australia digital trading platform; Antwerp blockchain pilot pioneers: Secure and efficient document workflow; Breaking the ‘vicious cycle’ of food, climate and nutrition; The influence of IoT: How it’s transforming global logistics; Fruit and vegetables linked to changes in skin colour; Creating intelligent plants with botanical sensors.
New Zealand Industry news: Celebrating exceptional primary industry employers; Primary Industry Science Scholarships - winners announced; Improving biosecurity top priority; New device could help control disease outbreaks; New Zealand macadamia industry to embark on significant 10-year growth strategy; Great demand for cherry orchards; Records smashed: Avocado prices in New Zealand hit all-time high; Zespri campaign targets moms through consumer touchpoints; Kiwifruit company hitting back at employment claim; Zespri red kiwifruit two years from commercial introduction.
International news:Trump to put tariffs on about $US50 billion of Chinese goods; Australian agricultural sectors join forces to meet Chinese demand; Freshfel's latest Headlines; Impact farm robotics on labour shortage 'over-estimated'; South Africa's First Food 3D Printer Turns Ugly Produce into Attractive Nutrition; US: Partnership leads to new bacterial disease control products; German scientists develop organic insect deterrent for agriculture.
Government agencies: ICPR changes; Meeting on OPI withdrawal and CBIS implementation; Precautionary biosecurity seizure of plant material from the United States; WTO Notifications; China Customs Regulation No 56 Advance Manifest Requirements; Tariff amendment - WTO Information Technology Agreement; Tariff amendment - WTO Information Technology Agreement; WCO3 mandatory date - only one month to go; CCA and Location of Goods Code lists updated.
New Zealand News: EU charm offensive; Horticulture New Zealand supports action plan for water quality; Overseas Investment Office rejects Craigmore application to buy orchard; Opotiki kiwifruit growers recognised for sustainable growing; Avocado orchardist may take water from Aupouri aquifer.
International news:GAIN reports; GMO labelling laws; China says door is still open to trade talks with US; USDA and FDA streamline produce safety requirements; Mexican avocado producers seek to export to Australia and New Zealand; EU prohibits three Neonicotinoids – except in greenhouses; Monsanto no more; Sales of Dutch Onions; South Australian Hepatitis A death; Broccoli lattes could be a thing; Your next potato chip could come from a 3-D printer.
New Zealand News: Announcement of new Ambassador to Thailand; Foreign Affairs Minister concludes successful visit to China; Support for trade rules and EU-NZ talks on agenda; Export NZ May Trade Update; New report: Market Opportunities in Romania; New Zealand Minister for Trade and Export Growth: RCEP could boost NZ-India trade; New Zealand needs a food integrity story; New Zealand avocado orchard up for sale; Strong avocado returns driving investment into industry; Bay of Plenty kiwifruit industry happy with cold snap; New directors elected to Horticulture New Zealand Board; Zespri International: India is strongest emerging market for kiwifruit; New Zealand citrus; Fresh tomato commodity levy referendum; Australian research: Disease-carrying insects are blown in by winds.
International news:G-33 members want farm trade negotiations restarted; "Canadians expect mandatory GMO food labelling"; Dutch court rejects indoor farming patent; EU Commission proposal on water re-use "step in right direction"; Walmart organises promotional activity in Xiamen for traceable packed vegetables; Risk of non-payment in Asian Pacific highest in India; Bayer is making good progress strategically; Consumers call for traceability after E.coli; UK: Soil management for horticulture; How probiotics could help grow veggies in microgravity; Sustainable clothing made from fungi.