PMAC weekly update 2nd October

PMAC weekly update 25th September to 2nd October

Full update available here

  1. Government agencies: ICPR Changes; 1 July 2018 confirmed as TSW and WCO3 mandatory date
  1. New Zealand News:  Kiwifruit Claim case hears from biosecurity officials; Dan Mathieson appointed as new Zespri Chief Executive; Holly Brown appointed Zespri GM Greater China;  PMA A-NZ Board to hold nominations for two vacancies; New Zealand scientists look to create bilberry, blueberry hybrid; New Zealand kiwi exports increase 37%; Exports from New Zealand to China increased by 19%; We have focused our efforts in China around Envy™ and JAZZ™; Zespri expects 25% more SunGold from Europe this season; New Zealand: Flower exporters glad fuel crisis almost over; The growing problem with New Zealand's floriculture industry
  1. International news: GAIN reports; European Parliament; Global overview of policies supporting organic agriculture; WTO launches 2017 World Trade Report on trade, technology and jobs; Plant breeding innovation at the heart of a sustainable EU agri-food policy; New GlobalGAP member GODAN; Study Shows Cognitive Benefits for Children Eating Fruits and Veggies;  A tomato a day keeps the doctor away?; Broccoli helps improve visual health; Fruit Maps: a new visual format to measure the maturity of fruit