23rd May 2022 Exports / Imports
Exports were up 17% compared with April last year, according to Stats NZ, with food commodities performing strongly.
New Zealanders should check where their pork is from in the run-up to Christmas, says New Zealand Pork.
The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.
Ceres Organics has temporarily halted new product development as it battles a “broken” global supply chain and prioritises filling empty supermarket shelves.
Small food firms battling supply chain congestion for 18 months are now being squeezed “at both ends” in the latest lockdown, with concerns growing over how long they can keep going.
The Commerce Commission has updated its information regarding country of origin labelling as part of the Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021.
Biosecurity New Zealand has called for comments on a proposed change to the import health standard for importing grain and seeds for consumption, feed, or processing.
The distributor scours the world for challenger brands but Covid has made importing harder and more expensive.
The Ministry for Primary Industries has suspended imports of fresh lychees and mangoes from Taiwan after live fruit fly larvae were discovered on shipments.
A Mexican national has been jailed for smuggling 113kg of methamphetamine in a shipment of avocado pulp.
Stats NZ says imports have dropped over $1bn for the month of November 2020.
The New Zealand potato industry has welcomed the Government’s investigation into what it calls the “proven threat” of surplus frozen fries. Earlier this week the Ministry for Business Innovation and MORE »
A Government investigation into the alleged dumping of potato fries and wedges from Europe has begun.