News you can use
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<b>EOI to join PNG business mission</b>
The New Zealand Papua New Guinea Business Council is planning a member’s only ‘Trade Mission 2013’ to Papua New Guinea in May, which will coincide with the celebration of the 20<sup>th</sup> anniversary of the Business Council.
Whilst there is no confirmed date, planning is now under way and the council is calling for Expressions of Interest to be forwarded to Christine Connon at <a href="mailto:email@example.com"></a> by Monday 18 February 2013<b><i>.</i></b>
This Mission programme may include travel to the interior. Possible locations include Madang, Lae, Rabaul or Mt Hagen. If you would like any of these regions to be included in the schedule please indicate your preferred choice with any additional comments on anything that you would like to have included in this Mission.
<b>EOI invited from Pacific businesses for Fine Food Australia 2013</b>
Pacific Islands Trade & Invest is now accepting applications for attendance at Australia’s premier food exhibition, Fine Food Australia 2013, which will be showcased from September 9-12, 2013, at the Sydney Exhibition Centre. (More info at: <a href="http://www.finefood.com.au/"></a>)
Pacific Islands Trade & Invest and SPC has booked a stand with room for 11 Pacific Island exporters. <a href="https://pacifictradeinvest.com/index.php/export-with-pacific-trade-invest/fine-food-australia">This form</a> is your way of expressing your interest in being part of our programme. Please complete all sections of the form in order to be considered for participation at the PT&I /SPC stand at Fine Food Australia 2013. Print the form, then fax it to +612 9299 2151, or email to <a href="mailto:Jeremy.Grennell@pacifictradeinvest.com"></a> or <a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org"></a> or post to GPO Box 5407 Sydney NSW 2001 Australia.
Closing Date for applications for participation in the exhibition is March 30, 2013.
Please direct enquiries to Jeremy Grennell or Paula Bjelanovic using the above contact details.
<b>From PT&I’s China desk:</b>
An importer seeks suppliers of vanilla beans from the Pacific Islands. PT&I would like to hear from Pacific islands suppliers who can provide FOB price and volume details for Vanilla Beans. The specific requirement is that the beans must be 18cm or longer in length. Interested suppliers please contact with relevant details.
<b>From PT&I’s Sydney desk:</b>
An Australia based timber wholesaler seeks to import sustainably harvested timber. Preferred species are rosewood, kwila, merbau, vitex and selected hardwood species. Prefer kiln dried if possible. All export certificates, company registration and government approvals for export of timber will need to be sighted. Contact Jeremy Grennell, Export Services Manager from the Sydney office of Pacific Islands Trade and Invest at E: with product and pricing information.