So Samoa can officially begin exporting fresh banana and plantains to New Zealand again. The New Zealand Ministry of Primary Industries will conduct audit visits of both pathways and will work closely with the M.A.F. as part of the Bilateral Quarantine Agreement within one and a half years of trade commencement. A formal signing of the export plan will take place during the next bilateral meeting.
Sobserver.ws reported that Tilafono David Hunter of the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries had said he expected the number of banana growers to increase, given this market opportunity. His Ministry would work hard in these early stages of this bilateral trade, to ensure that the banana growers get all the support they need.
| A FreshPlaza release || March 07, 2018 |||