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Thursday 21 October 2021

Imports

MPI seeks feedback on Draft IHS for ruminant meat 21st September 2021 /

MPI seeks feedback on Draft IHS for ruminant meat

The Ministry for Primary Industries is inviting comments on the draft import health standard (IHS) for ruminant meat and ruminant meat products.


Supply chain snarls NPD at Ceres 14th September 2021 /

Supply chain snarls NPD at Ceres

Ceres Organics has temporarily halted new product development as it battles a “broken” global supply chain and prioritises filling empty supermarket shelves.


Lockdown adds to supply chain squeeze for food importers 8th September 2021 /

Lockdown adds to supply chain squeeze for food importers

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.


Country of origin labelling update 7th September 2021 /

Country of origin labelling update

The Commerce Commission has updated its information regarding country of origin labelling as part of the Consumer Information Standards (Origin of Food) Regulations 2021.


Grain and seed IHS submissions invited 24th August 2021 /

Grain and seed IHS submissions invited

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.


Cook & Nelson – how a category-challenging importer is coping with Covid impacts 13th August 2021 /

Cook & Nelson – how a category-challenging importer is coping with Covid impacts

The distributor scours the world for challenger brands but Covid has made importing harder and more expensive.


Lychees, mangoes imports from Taiwan suspended 23rd June 2021 /

Lychees, mangoes imports from Taiwan suspended

The Ministry for Primary Industries has suspended imports of fresh lychees and mangoes from Taiwan after live fruit fly larvae were discovered on shipments.


Man jailed for 113kg of meth hidden in avocado pulp 16th April 2021 /

Man jailed for 113kg of meth hidden in avocado pulp

A Mexican national has been jailed for smuggling 113kg of methamphetamine in a shipment of avocado pulp.


Monthly trade surplus of $252m due to import dip 18th December 2020

Monthly trade surplus of $252m due to import dip

Stats NZ says imports have dropped over $1bn for the month of November 2020.


Potato industry welcomes fry threat investigation 6th November 2020

Potato industry welcomes fry threat investigation

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 »


Euro-potato chip dumping investigation begins 3rd November 2020

Euro-potato chip dumping investigation begins

A Government investigation into the alleged dumping of potato fries and wedges from Europe has begun.