PMAC Weekly update 13th March

PMAC weekly update 6th March to 13th March

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1.Government agencies: Country of Origin food labelling rules ICPR Update; Order system marks milestone; Changes to Customs Rules for the Joint Border Management System (JBMS)

2.New Zealand News:  NZ and EU move closer to FTA; Joint Press Statement by Trade Minister Todd McClay and International Trade Secretary Liam Fox; New Zealand's wholesale trade rises 0.7% in Q4 aided by fruit; T&G sets eyes on the US market through joint venture; Happy 20th birthday Zespri! ; New Zealand companies enter into exclusive agreement; Untapped potential for New Zealand exports of healthy foods;  Drying fruit and veg without losing nutrients; We are taking Australasia’s finest fresh produce to the world; LeaderBrand salads recalled from major supermarkets after listeria fears; Claims pesticides could harm their baby's brain; New Zealand: Move over dairy, horticulture is advancing; Concerns about over-supply of kiwiberries; New Zealand Kiwi Growers soon to increase independent monitoring; Stockton enters distribution agreement in New Zealand for Timorex Gold; Regions hit Back at Minister’s crusade to quash GM free zones; No GE – dumb!; New Zealand college and Kiwifruit Growers team up to train students; Survey finds 70% of New Zealanders want to buy homegrown produce

3: International news: GAIN reports; Self-sufficiency in balance as EU votes on Endocrine Disruptor criteria; Another record year for organic agriculture worldwide; Opportunities for Dutch horticulture: Iran - how realistic are the opportunities?; Key Document Reveals Priorities for China’s Agricultural Trade; Using biofungicides, biostimulants & biofertilizers to boost productivity; UN experts: "Pesticides not vital in feeding the world"; Africa's Top Hedge Fund Starts Food-Focused Private-Equity; Should mothers-to-be really avoid fruit and veg? ; Facts and Science to Consider Regarding the American "Dirty Dozen" List