PMAC Weekly update 27th February

PMAC weekly update 20th February to 27th February

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  1. Government agencies: ISPM Certification; ICPR Update; Rules of Origin — 2017 versions now published; WTO Notifications
  1. New Zealand News:  Customs Minister to meet Chinese Counterpart; McCully to visit Cook Islands; Clampdown on rogue employers; WTO agreement a victory for NZ exporters; Minister confident over billion dollar beef appeal ; Export NZ’s Trade update; Doing Business in Mexico Seminars; Export NZ Missions ; New Zealand grocer marketing "ugly" produce at a discounted price; Korea fastest growing market for NZ avocados;  Big shift in New Zealand's apple export markets; HortNZ scholarships open for applications; Joy Wing Mau invests in NZ Shennong Variety Management; Success for Taniwha Dragon Summit; Summit sees $50m deal for kiwi packing facility in New Zealand; Pressure mounts on Parliament to support GM Free growing regions; New tool could mean faster tests for Zebra chip disease; Port of Tauranga kiwifruit shipments rise by 16%; American Airlines Cargo increasing service between New Zealand and LAX; Export seed earnings going up
  1. International news: GAIN reports; European Parliament wants more biological crop protection; WTO’s Trade Facilitation Agreement enters into force; Top ten countries ranked by GDP; Could there be another El Niño phenomenon in 2017?; The Recipe for Chile's Fruit Exporting Success; Fruit Attraction 2017 now accepting applications; Bee decline threatens US crop production; Bayer, Syngenta clash with EU over bees; World’s future food security “in jeopardy”;  We should double food production by 2050"... a misleading claim?; Helping decision-makers understand the true cost of food; Monsanto makes progress toward sustainability goals; Anthura joins Floriculture Sustainability Initiative; Netherlands & Myanmar partner on pesticide registration; Veggie consumption trends and opportunities; Eating "10 a day" of fruit & veg could prevent 7.8m deaths a year; US: High import duties for EU’s cut foliage; US army looking to make training bullets from flower seeds; The future of plant disease detection; Hazera launches new crop disease apps