Samoa eyes central produce export place in Auckland
Samoa’s agriculture minister says talks are being held to set up a base in Auckland to centralise the country’s produce exports.
Le Mamea Ropati says the discussions involve Samoa’s trade commissioner in New Zealand and the consul in Auckland.
He says this is not only taro, but also coconuts, drinking coconuts and any other crops.
Le Mamea says one aim is to remove the middle man who controls the prices.
He says Fiji exporters, who hold 95 percent of the taro market in New Zealand, have lowered their price to 80 US cents a kilo, now that they know Samoa has started to develop exports again.
THE NEW COMMENTS PROCESS
To make comments, you will need to register. You can register under your real name or use a 'screen' name. This way, people will be able to follow comments and make comments back and forth to each other. If you choose to use a 'screen name' no one will know your true identity. In either case, no email addresses will be available to anyone. It is an automated process. If you have questions, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
You currently are not logged in, please LOGIN to post comments.