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Samoa breadfruit protocol

Published Friday, March 30 2012

Samoa can already export commercial consignments of breadfruit to New Zealand, provided it has been treated through the High Temperature Forced Air (HTFA) chamber to kill fruit fly larvae. An additional export pathway was also previously approved for traditionally cooked personal consignments of breadfruit. However, this pathway was closed due to detection of live pests...

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Tonga watermelon exports to New Zealand

Published Friday, March 30 2012

Tonga has an existing export pathway for watermelons to NZ, based on mandatory fumigation. Shipments started in late 2010, and demand continues to grow with a forecast market value of $2.5 million Pa’anga or about A$1.35 million per year. Supporting improvements to this pathway is the single major focus of PHAMA’s work in Tonga at...

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Fiji-Australia bilateral talks

Published Friday, March 30 2012

PHAMA countries have traditionally been poorly resourced to engage in technical market access discussions with major trading partners such as Australia and New Zealand, let alone with their smaller Pacific neighbours. Routine, programmed engagement at the bilateral level is an essential part of managing trade issues and maintaining the focus of trading partners on the...

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Re-accreditation of BSE-free status for Vanuatu Beef Exports

Published Thursday, June 30 2011

Beef production is one of Vanuatu’s flagship rural industries. One of the quarantine requirements for maintaining access to the Australian market is freedom from the cattle disease Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis (BSE). Although Vanuatu is currently exporting only limited quantities of beef to Australia, loss of BSE-free status could potentially have an adverse impact on exports...

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