The Hound understands that Mike Petersen’s time as NZ agriculture’s special trade envoy will soon end.
Chinese-owned independent processor Oceania Dairy will be exporting infant formula from its Glenavy plant in South Canterbury by the end of this year.
New research just completed by Tony Martin shows many New Zealand firms could be missing good export opportunities in emerging markets.
Kiwifruit exporters are planning more intensive marketing than they have ever before tried in Australia, to stimulate demand in a maturing market.
The value of goods exports to Australia ($8.7 billion) surpassed those to China for the year ended March 2015, says Statistics New Zealand.
New Zealand's horticultural production has exceeded $7 billion for the first time, according to the latest edition of the annual industry statistics publication Fresh Facts.
After an encouraging rise, then fall, in dairy product prices in the first quarter of this year, milk producers and manufacturers are again looking for the upside as planning for next season is either well underway or done for most.
Demand for New Zealand fresh milk in China is “exploding”, says independent processor Green Valley Dairy.
The Netherlands is the second largest exporter of food in the world – exporting AS$70 billion each year from a landmass of 42 square kilometres and a population of 17 million people.
The Ministry of Primary Industries' proposal to impose higher costs on the wine industry is a major threat to the sector and its export business, says Alistair King from Crowe Horwath.