Pacific exporters

Exporters furious at Air NZ's treatment of the Pacific

Their products are desperately needed in the islands and some are perishable. But, they are being taken off with no warning given.

Blair Krill from exporting company SAMEX Ltd, which sources a wide variety of products from suppliers around New Zealand for Pacific customers, said 95 per cent of its business is done in the islands and its taking a devastating hit.

“Air New Zealand quite frankly don’t give a damn, our freight rates have gone up 300 to 400 per cent," he said.

Pacific Trade Invest shows Pacific path to market

A group of 28 companies from eight Pacific Islands Forum countries will be part of the PT&I NZ Pasifika Festival delegation – the biggest group of small businesses and entrepreneurs organised by PT&I to attend the festival to date. The festival is New Zealand’s largest Polynesian festival.

The delegates offer a wide range of distinctive Pacific Islands products from handicrafts and carvings to various processed food products.They are hoping to test demand and use techniques learnt from the PT&I Path 2 Market programme attended last year.

Pacific Exporters Ready for Europe's Biggest Food Show

SIAL (Salon International de l’alimentation) is one of the world’s biggest trade fairs held every two years in Paris since 1964 specialising in the food processing industry.

The PT&I Pacific Islands booth is made possible by funding provided by the European Union under the Pacific Integration Technical Assistance Project (PITAP).

Eight Pacific exporters to feature at Auckland show

AFS is a consumer show that connects a large number of exhibitors with thousands of dedicated food lovers in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch.

AFS comes close on the heels of Fine Food New Zealand 2016, in which PT&I featured merchandise from twelve Pacific Island companies.

PT&I calls for EOI from Pacific exporters for Fine Food Australia exhibition

Exhibition space at this premier trade show will be made available for 11 Pacific Island exporters to showcase their products to a large Australasian and international audience.

Calling EOIs for Fine Food Australia 2016 – Melbourne

Exhibition space at this premier trade show will be made available for 11 Pacific Island exporters to showcase their products to a large Australasian and international audience.

Pacific products set to debut in New Zealand

Food and beverage exporters from the Pacific say one of the greatest challenges they face is having to constantly adapt to and overcome the effects of climate change.

Exporters from Kiribati, the Marshall Islands, Niue, Tuvalu, the Cook Islands and Palau are in New Zealand this week to learn more about breaking their products into a larger export market.

Iva Reimers-Roberto, from Robert Reimers Enterprises in the Marshall Islands, says they are looking to export their organic, and 100% pure Pandanus juice to New Zealand, Australia and Japan.