ANUGA 2017 revives PNG spice ties to Europe

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.

NZ Fiji Business Council growth reflects trade positives

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 food companies score big deals at Auckland food show

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.

Applying scientific rigour to Pacific product development

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.

University partnership develops innovative products

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).

Bridging the Pacific Islands with Latin America

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.