PMAC weekly update 11th December

PMAC weekly update 4th to 11th December

Full weekly update

  1. Government agencies: WTO Notifications; Briefing to the incoming Minister of Customs; Briefing to the Incoming Minister
  1. New Zealand News:  Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations with China; Trade Minister to attend WTO conference; Myrtle rust found in Wellington region; NZ 'may have lost the battle' against myrtle rust; New food rules opens can of home-grown worms; Brown marmorated stink bug in Western Sydney; NZ academic pushes country of origin brand development at regional level; It's time to protect our supply of horticultural produce; Increased flights from Auckland Airport to Singapore; NZGAP GLOBALG.A.P. Equivalent; Oversupply of blackcurrants troubles NZ growers; Auckland's future: vertical farming?; Carnation grower perfects the picking point.
  1. International news: GAIN reports; EU seeks agricultural cooperation with Africa; African free trade area agreement to be signed in March 2018; China phasing out more and more pesticides; UK: Supermarket Tesco doubles vegan and veggie Christmas Food; USA fruit trading firm accepts Bitcoin payments from customers; Nearly half of Italian kiwi shipments to Australia contain quarantine pests; Freshfel Headlines; Dos and don'ts of doing business in Thailand; Italy: Ozone can be used in orchards; Can a reporting app help to reduce food poisoning outbreaks?; Rise of technology in food safety; Food Sustainability Index 2017: France continues to set the pace; Bayer launches crop protection transparency website