NZ wants Fiji to follow protocols
August 8, 2015 4:33 am
New Zealand’s High Commissioner to Fiji Mark Ramsden says if Fiji wants its commodities to reach NZ it needs to follow protocols.
New Zealand has suspended eggplant, mango, breadfruit and papaya imports claiming there were anomalies in the operational measures taken in Fiji under the Bilateral Quarantine Agreement.
“There has been lately problems with the heat treatment facility which culminated in a shipment of produce to NZ, under which treatment protocols were not followed, so that is a real problem for New Zealand.”
Fijian officials have requested to meet in with their counterparts in Wellington New Zealand to resolve this issue.
However Ramsden says he is not aware of any meetings happening but adds NZ official have offered to fly to Fiji to help.
A meeting is expected on Wednesday.