1.Government agencies: ICPR Changes New Zealand Food Safety Strategy released; MPI Contacts over the Christmas break; WTO Notifications; Decisions on review of goods clearance fees; Customs holiday hours; Northland Inc and New Zealand Trade & Enterprise strengthen partnership; How Dubai sees New Zealand; Seven Ways for Businesses to Participate in Expo 2020 Dubai
2. New Zealand News: Vision to unite the primary sector launched; New Zealand blueberry growers anticipate another record season; Fresh Tomato Biosecurity levy to come into effect soon; Samoa measles crisis impacts on horticulture; Fresh fruit and vegetables centre stage this Xmas; Hawke's Bay orchardist looks to sell hail-damaged fruit; Will it be kiwifruit or strawberries for Christmas?; New Zealand fresh produce automation player breaks into UK market; Punchbowl Packaging wins global award; Traditional farming family launches hemp seed oil business; New Zealand government to ban plastic fruit stickers
3. International news: GAIN reports; Changes to biosecurity cost recovery in Australia;; Brexit: Free trade deals will not offset UK leaving the EU; Societal demands driving food market developments, combining affordability, sustainability and convenience; EU agricultural outlook report for 2019-30 sees Societal demands driving food market developments, combining affordability, sustainability and convenience; Trump signs off on tentative China trade deal agreement; Exotic fruits flooding into Vietnam, and getting more affordable; Pushy goal of Australian horticulture for 2030; New compliance platform for companies in fruit and vegetables launched; Salinas Romaine E. coli strikes two people in Canada; Study shows how lack of Vitamin K can lead to decline in cognitive functions"