The Pacific Hub, Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand’s (PTI NZ) trade and investment opportunities website has added new opportunities to its list in 2017.
It has been a ten-week journey for Sia Fatu of Samoa and Shulei Andrew-ToGuata of PNG who undertook a Pacific Cooperation Foundation (PCF) summer internship with Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand in Auckland.
The proliferation of online platforms for commerce has been rapidly revolutionising the way business is done around the world – including in the Pacific Islands.
One of the world’s largest cosmetics fairs, Cosmoprof Hong Kong, showcases products to global buyers from the professional beauty industry. For two years running, PTI China has exhibited a range of natural and organic Pacific Islands cosmetics at Cosmoprof, with a Pacific-themed booth and careful preparatory research and advice to participating companies.
In November 2017, the Tokyo based Pacific Islands Centre (PIC) sent the “Marshall Islands Business Exchange Mission,” composed of eight delegates from seven private enterprises, to the Republic of Marshall Islands (RMI).
Pacific Trade Invest New Zealand will host its own new special business hub at Auckland’s Pasifika Festival 2018.
Expressions of Interest are invited from New Zealand and Pacific Island based businesses to attend a Pacific focused business mission to Trade 2018, Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia, April 12-16, 2018.
Samoa Stationery and Books (SSAB)’s Sei Oriana Gift Store in Mangere Auckland is quickly becoming the go-to store to source Pacific made products.
More Tongan fresh produce will be exported to international markets with the opening of new pack houses in Tonga.
Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand has formed a strategic partnership with Papua New Guinea’s Forestry Products (PNGFP) after a Path to Market Workshop in Port Moresby in December 2017.
The Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) NZ Pacific Path to Market business capability building programme came to Papua New Guinea in early December last year with workshops being conducted in both Lae and Port Moresby.
The strength of the business relationships in Dunedin is growing strongly.