Fiji Fresh Produce Forum maps way forward

New standards and licensing for Fiji’s fresh produce exporters could be introduced following discussions from the Fresh Produce Trade Forum in Auckland last week.

South China businesses commit to PNG

One year ago Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (China) brought a business delegation from the Pacific to South China, featuring business-matching events in the major economic centres of Guangdong Province and launched a Chinese-language guide to investment in the Pacific Islands.

Community Café does much more than vend Tongan coffee

Emeline Afeaki-Mafile’o is the owner of the Community Café at the Mangere Arts Centre in the heart of Mangere on the outskirts of South Auckland. The area has a high concentration of Pacific Island families, many struggling to make ends meet. Driven by her passion to help the community, Mrs Afeaki-Mafileo has grown and flourished…

Opportunities for Vanuatu as China businesses go global

It’s a beautiful tropical paradise that remains unknown to most Chinese. But the time is fast approaching when adventurous Chinese travellers will seek out Vanuatu’s tourism treasures and the massive Chinese economy will help unlock opportunities to invest in and grow the young nation’s industries.

Fiji engineering firm eyes NZ market

A group that began as a small air conditioning and refrigeration business in a shed on the Nadi Back Road in Fiji has grown into a hi-tech engineering outfit with state-of-the-art CNC machines and robotics.  

Pacific exporters ready for Europe’s biggest food show

With SIAL 2016 opening in Paris on Sunday, October 16, there is a sense of high anticipation among the four first-time Pacific Islands exporters taking part on the Pacific Islands Trade and Invest (PT&I) booth. SIAL (Salon International de l’alimentation) is one of the world’s biggest trade fairs held every two years in Paris since…

Food show participation ‘eye opener’ for Fiji exporter

For Flour Mills of Fiji (FMF) Export Manager Rakesh Raju, participating in the Auckland Food Show in August was an “eye opener”. Though FMF, one of the region’s largest food manufacturing companies has been exporting its range of products to New Zealand for several years, it rarely if ever met with its end customer, having…