Pacific Island food and beverage companies that Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand hosted at the Auckland Food Show in July have reported export deals of more than $537,686 (as of October 3), in a survey of the participating companies that PTI recently conducted. Advertisements
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s inaugural Deal by Science project achieved an important milestone last week, with teams from the University of Otago’s Department of Food Science presenting research reports on the products of three Pacific Island food and beverage exporters.
At the beginning of this year, Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand commissioned the Otago University’s Department of Food Science in Dunedin to work with product development for three Pacific Island companies from Fiji and Tonga (see accompanying story).
Otago and the city of Dunedin have a long history with both Pacific Islands and China.
Though South America girdles the Pacific Ocean in much the same way as Asia, Australia and New Zealand do, trade and business ties between the Pacific Islands and South America are relatively few and far between.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand facilitated a Fijian government mission to address the declining demand for taro in New Zealand and plan a turnaround.
Tongan coffee grower and exporter Alipate Mafile’o of Tupu’anga Coffee describes his company’s participation at the Chocolate & Coffee Show in one word: “Awesome.”
Chocolatier Glenn Yeatman is delighted at the response his Solomons Gold range of chocolates received at the Chocolate & Coffee Show in Auckland last weekend.
Sandra Mazzucco showcased her company The Summit Vanuatu’s products for the first time in New Zealand at the Auckland Spring Home and Gift Fair in August. The Summit, however, has been selling its products in this country through its online store for some time now.
The spotlight was firmly on eight Pacific island enterprises – Samoa’s Ma’oi; Fiji’s Foods Pacific Ltd and Genes Premium Seafoods; Vanuatu’s Azure Pure Water Ltd; Niue Vanilla Organic; NiuLife and Solagro Products from the Solomon Islands and PNG’s Superior Coffee who took part in Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia’s Pacific Showcase at Fine Food Australia…
Vanuatu’s travel industry is getting on the front foot in planning for future growth of tourism from China. At a “China Ready” workshop in Port Vila on September 14 presented by PTI China, industry heard from a range of Chinese travel experts and discussed strategic options for Vanuatu to benefit from engaging with the China market.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand and Tongan exporter Nishi Trading have positive results from Tongan Export Week run parallel with New Zealand’s Tonga Language Week from 4-9 September.