PMAC weekly update 3rd April

PMAC weekly update 27th March to 3rd  April

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  1. New Zealand News:  Arrangement to boost China – NZ trade;  Europe visit to boost relationships; Meet the market access team at MPI and representatives from MFAT and Customs; Britain triggers Article 50; MFAT advice service and tariff resources; Technology will enable horticulture growth"; China FTA upgrade talks to begin next month; New funding website; Russia willing to start NZ free-trade talks; Pipfruit New Zealand welcomes Government Trade Agenda 2030; NZ: Kiwi orchards in high demand despite fall in rural property values; Zespri opens new Middle East office to support growth; Alibaba teams up with Fonterra on food safety project ; Bumper kiwi crop helped EastPack post $8.2m in after-tax profit; Maori King, dignitaries at opening of Seeka office; New drought measurement index launched in NZ; Call for nominees for Emerging Primary Industries Leaders Scholarship; Freedom camping fruitpickers concern Cromwell orchardists.
  1. International news: GAIN reports; US: FDA considers simplifying ag water standards; New food safety tool for produce wholesalers now available; EU nations vote against GM crops; European Commission conditionally approves Dow-DuPont merger; Where is the Fruit? ; EU food supply chain benefits from growth in interbranch organisations; Rising middle class boosting global cold chain logistics; EU implements electronic system for certificates of inspection; Attack of the Bee Killers;  EU: Total ban on bee-harming pesticides; Broccoli fiber can help prevent colon cancer; IFE launches online awareness campaign;  Reddest, smoothest and roundest tomatoes, the most effective against colon cancer