30 Nov 2012

Fiji applies for NZ market access for Polynesian Plum

11:29 am on 30 November 2012

The Fiji agricultural sector has applied for market access for wi, or Polynesian plum, to New Zealand and is hoping for a positive outcome by the end of this year.

Biosecurity Authority of Fiji's chief executive officer, Elvis Silvestrini, says over the past two years, BAF had put in a lot of effort in facilitating agricultural trade and finding niche markets for the country's fresh produce.

Mr Silvestrini said talks are in progress.

He says last year a number of achievements in relation to the technical aspects of trade between Australia and Fiji were made.

Mr Silvestrini says this assisted BAF to strengthen existing exports and keeping the pathway open for taro exports to Australia by reducing interceptions.

The Fiji Times reports Mr Silvestrini as saying the authority also discussed new exports such as cauliflower and chillies.