Publications

PHAMA in Papua New Guinea – Progress Report

13 Jun 2018

The PHAMA Program was launched in Papua New Guinea in November 2015. With a focus on addressing constraints to PNG’s access to international markets, PHAMA established relationships with private and public sector partners and identified key industry priorities to increase horticultural and agricultural exports. The program supported the establishments of industry working groups which bring private and public sector stakeholders together to facilitate international market contacts, improve networking and collaboration, and improve market confidence. This report takes a look at PHAMA’s progress in PNG.

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Samoa ‘Ava Standard 2018

12 Jun 2018

‘Ava (also known as kava) plays an important role in Samoan culture and traditions. Conducted to mark important milestones, the ‘ava ceremony is one of Samoa’s most important chiefly customs and is a very formal tradition. This standard, presented in English, provides guidance on minimum requirements for ‘ava quality to all who make up the ‘ava value chain, including consumers. It stipulates guidelines for health and safety measures, including information on approved cultivars.

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Tulaga Fa’amaonia o ‘Ava Samoa 2018

12 Jun 2018

‘Ava (also known as kava) plays an important role in the Samoan culture and traditions. Conducted to mark important milestones, the ‘ava ceremony is one of Samoa’s most important chiefly customs and a very formal tradition. This standard, translated in the Samoan language, provides guidance on minimum requirements for ‘ava quality to all who make up the ‘ava value chain, including consumers. It stipulates guidelines for health and safety measures, including information on approved cultivars.

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Food (‘Ava) Regulations 2018 – Samoa

12 Jun 2018

The objective of these Regulations is to protect consumers and facilitate trade by ensuring product safety and quality standards of ’ava and ’ava products for human consumption. These Regulations apply to ’ava handlers (from primary production, cutting, sorting, drying, storing, transporting, packaging, distributing, and supplying of ’ava intended for human consumption); ’ava and ’ava products; ’ava and ’ava products when indicated as being intended for further processing; and in addition to any requirements under the Act or any of its regulations on food safety and standards; the Agreement on the Application of Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures; and the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade.

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Vanuatu Handicrafts Vendor Guide

06 Dec 2017

Vanuatu’s traditions and culture are inherited from generation to generation through “kastom” expressed via song, dance, art and various types of handicrafts. These handicrafts serve both practical and cultural purposes across Vanuatu and, with the growth of tourism in Vanuatu in recent years, have become a source of income for some of its people. For visitors to Vanuatu, handicrafts provide an opportunity to engage in a cultural experience and can be purchased as mementos. This guide aims to assist vendors to identify items of potential CITES and quarantine concern to Australia and New Zealand that might be associated with handicrafts sold in Vanuatu.

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