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Partnership Promotes Exports To New Zealand

Support will now be available for locals to help meet the biosecurity and other markets requirements and standards. This was discussed at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to
23 Apr 2015 09:10
Partnership Promotes Exports To New Zealand
PHAMA’s Team Leader, Guy Redding, and PT&I New Zealand Trade Commissioner, Michael Greenslade, yesterday. Photo: JONA KONATACI

Support will now be available for locals to help meet the biosecurity and other markets requirements and standards.

This was discussed at the signing of the Memorandum of Understanding to promote Pacific exports of agricultural products to New Zealand.

The Pacific Horticultural and Agricultural Market Access (PHAMA) and Pacific Islands Trade & Invest (PT&I) signed the deal yesterday.

PHAMA and PT&I New Zealand will use their complementary skills to promote exports of agricultural products to New Zealand.

PHAMA’s Team Leader said: “PHAMA’s strength lies in addressing the technically complex areas of biosecurity and product quality.

“PT&I brings expertise in market research and developing links with importers.”

Some initiatives by the partnering that will undergo research in the market are frozen taro and other taro products.

There will also be an analysis of market opportunities for Pacific cocoa from Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa.

PT&I New Zealand Trade Commissioner Michael Greenslade said: “We have enjoyed a close working relationship with PHAMA since 2012 on a number of key export projects for the New Zealand market.

“This MOU formalises our partnership with the aim of creating better alignment between national export priorities and commercial opportunities in the market.”

The MOU will be effective until June 2017.

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