PMAC weekly update 23rd October

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PMAC weekly update 16th to 23rd October

Full update available here

  1. Government agencies: ICPR Update; Country freedom status; Customs annual report
  1. New Zealand News: Trade update from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, Dec 7; Discounted Certificates of Origin through IVS in Hamilton; US Market Forum - Nov 15; Kiwifruit Claim evidence nears end; The current situation in myrtle rust; New Zealand horticulture exports forecast to rise 4.9% in 2018; New Zespri CEO Dan Mathieson in for the long haul; Foodstuffs confirms problems with potato supply; Food Processor T&G Foods up for sale; We are building a global brand, it's not just about selling apples; New Zealand vegetable prices have risen 31% since last year; Seeka's net profits up 56% over past six months; Seeka secures Northland avocado jewel; Kiwi orchard prices hit new heights as Zespri expands SunGold plantings; Entries open for farm environment awards; New Zealand Hackathon looks to shape the future of food; Difficult conditions constrain rural market in New Zealand; Total trade through Port of Tauranga increases by 10%; Free trade is important for New Zealand's economy
  1. International news: GAIN reports; Africa spends $35bn annually on food imports; The EU imported 93 million tonnes of food worth 101 billion Euro in 2016; Survey finds European families are struggling to afford fruit and veg; Broccoli can help prevent intestinal problems