Vanuatu’s fledgling Aelan Chocolate makers has had a successful year winning recognition at the inaugural New Zealand Chocolate Awards 2017.
Tahiti and French Polynesia are hoping to build stronger market links with New Zealand through its latest trade mission from October 24-27, 2017.
The Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Europe booth at ANUGA 2017 not only provided a platform for six Pacific Island exporters to showcase their products to around 165,000 trade visitors, from 198 countries – it also was also the scene of a reunion of sorts.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand is working with tuna exporter Soltuna in the Solomon Islands to assist them to launch their canned tuna products in the New Zealand market.
The “Fiji Trade and Investment Opportunity Seminar” co-organized by the Fiji Embassy, JETRO and PIC was successfully held.
The success of the New Zealand Fiji Business Council (NZFBC) and the continuing growth in its membership reflects the growing trade volumes between the two countries, said NZFBC President Chandar Sen, speaking at the council’s annual general meeting in Auckland last week.
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.
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.