Showcasing the Pacific’s finest internationally

Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) Australia are excited to announce they will be showcasing four Pacific Island beauty exporters at Beauty Expo Australia 2017, which will be held from 26-27 August at ICC Sydney in Australia.

PIC holds Pacific Islands Business Seminar in Japan

Pacific Islands Centre, the Tokyo based office of Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) held the Pacific Islands Business Seminar earlier this month in association with the Japan External Trade Organisation (JETRO) at the latter’s head office.

China-Pacific Islands trade worth US$7.5b in 2016

After China-Pacific Islands two-way trade doubled in value in 2015 to US$7.5b, it stabilised in 2016 at the same total value according to new trade statistics released by Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) China).

Angeline writes from Honiara…

It’s always great to hear from our interns who, having done their stint with us here in the Auckland offices of Pacific Trade Invest (PTI), are now working elsewhere in the Pacific. Now and then, they write to us to tell us about their work.

‘Coconut jerky’ to be showcased at Auckland Food Show

Tavulomo’s exciting new raw, vegan coconut jerky and premium grade Tavulomo coconut oil made from Virgin Coconut Oil (VCO) will be exhibited at Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s Pacific Hub at the Auckland Food Show this week. 

J Punja brings new flavours of cookies at food show

J Punja NZ is a wholesaler and distributor of a wide range of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG) and commodities both from New Zealand and overseas including the Pacific Islands region, with a nationwide distribution network in New Zealand.

Tonga’s top coffee and cassava chips at Auckland Food Show

Tonga’s Tupu’anga coffee and cassava chips will be great new additions to the Pacific Trade Invest (PTI) New Zealand’s Pacific Hub at the Auckland Food Show. They will also showcase coconut oil products from a long-established Tongan community living in the Lau group of islands in Fiji.

‘Heaven-sent’ chocolates with Alofas from Samoa

Samoa’s Koko Loa range of chocolates comes from the family business house of Wilex Samoa. Its name is inspired by Tagaloa, the mythical creator of the universe and the heavens in Samoan legend. “Koko Loa is heaven-sent with Alofa (love) from Samoa,” says Eddie Wilson, Wilex Samoa’s founder and CEO.

Samoa urges community support to buy fresh and frozen taro

Local Samoan communities in New Zealand and Australia have been urged to support products from Samoa by purchasing fresh taro and a range of new frozen products launched last week at Fale o Samoa in Mangere, Auckland. The new line of frozen products included breadfruit, taro, taamu (Alocasia macrorrhiza) and manioc.