High consumer interest in its packaged snack foods at the recent Auckland Food Show has enthused Flour Mills of Fiji (FMF), one of the South Pacific’s largest food companies, to launch more products from its range in the New Zealand market.
Foods Pacific Group (FPG) is one of Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) Geneva’s success stories.
While world trade has slowed in recent times, trade between China and the Pacific Islands continues to grow from strength to strength, with two-way trade almost doubling in 2015 to US$7.5 billion.
Niue’s Emani Fakaotimanava-Lui, owner of RockET Systems Limited, is using his experience as an internet services provider on Niue Island to supply cheaper broadband access to rural New Zealand.
Vanuatu is building on the participation of its skin care and food companies in recent Australian trade shows to increase awareness of its products and increase exports to Australia.
Cook Island Tourism operators flocked to Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I) Digital Tourism workshops in Rarotonga earlier this month.
Samoa’s beauty products, agribusiness and tourism projects have stirred interest in a delegation of visiting Japanese businesspersons late last month.
Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and Fiji are four independent Pacific Island countries that comprise the inter-Governmental Melanesian Spearhead Group. (FLNKS or Front de Liberation Nationale Kanak et Socialiste, a group of pro-independent parties in the French Territory of New Caledonia holds an observer status to the trade agreement.)
A new marine route survey for a cable that is expected to spur growth and competition within the South Pacific telecommunications market has been launched on August 4. The cable, when completed, is also expected to greatly enhance international capacity.
A recent World Bank report on labour mobility in the Pacific Islands region has estimated that some 240,000 more Pacific Islanders could migrate abroad by the year 2040, if reforms in labour mobility regimes are made by both sending and receiving countries.
The Pacific Island exporters of goods and services that was launched a couple of weeks ago has generated a good response, reports the Pacific Trade & Invest Sydney office.
The Pacific Hub (www.pacifichub.co.nz) is a web resource for companies and investors seeking opportunities for trading with and investing in the Pacific islands region. It’s an initiative of Pacific Trade & Invest (PT&I) NZ that was launched earlier this year.