PMAC Weekly update 27th March

PMAC weekly update  27th March

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1.Government agencies: WTO Notifications; Information sessions to start for TSW Online Registration Users; Business

2.New Zealand News: New Zealand to open new embassy and  High Commission; $35.3m to support primary sector exporters; 27m boost for MFAT resources; Ministerial Advisory Group on trade announced; Forum welcomes Trade Strategy for Uncertain times; BayWa’s Strategy in the International Fruit Trade; Apple packing robot ready for foreign markets; Smartphone traceability from grower to consumer; Kiwifruit has multi -billion dollar future: Agri-boss Ian Proudfoot; Kiwifruit growers show strong support to continue levy; Horticulture's rapid export growth reliant on sound trade policy; Zespri backs government on reducing trade barriers; Zespri Chief says keeping up with technology is their biggest challenge; First kiwifruit shipment of the season set to sail for China; Central Otago cherry growers satisfied with summer crop HortNZ sees risks for primary sector exports; New funding for NZ biosecurity and pest management.

3.International news: GAIN reports; AQSIQ: China Allowable Imported Fruits; Plant breeders are asking the EU not to slow down the second green revolution; Leaders call for a comprehensive sustainable EU food policy; X-ray treatment facility to boost Victoria's horticulture industry; Australia's X-ray treatment for horticultural goods not accepted by China; Intermarché goes viral with romantic TV commercial; Herbicide injury images collected in database; Scientists increase nutrients in factory vegetables to increase consumer appeal; S (NC): Phosphate discovery could increase plant yield; Spain: New sensors to detect foreign bodies in food; The right dose of irradiation for produce