A new Digital Trade program and e-Commerce Accelerator initiative will provide practical skills in e-commerce to Pacific businesses. A series of e-Commerce workshops will be held across the Pacific, with the inaugural workshop in Samoa on Wednesday, 10 October 2018.

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Enabling an environment for economic prosperity in Vanuatu through policy, infrastructure and partnerships were key take-outs from a business round-table with the Prime Minister of Vanuatu Charlot Salwai and his delegation in Sydney, Australia.

 

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Situated on an island in a remote part of the Pacific Ocean, Green Banana Paper is a crowdfunding success story. Green Banana Paper shows that having a story and using the power of social media to share that story, can generate capital from around the world to expand a business.

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Scattered over nearly two million square kilometres of ocean, 15 volcanic island coral atolls make up the nation of the Cook Islands, named after the explorer Captain Cook.

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The benefits of noni have long been known but only recently proven by science. Established in 2001, Cook Islands Noni Marketing has grown to become the country’s largest agricultural exporter with over 250 tonnes of product exported each year.

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Vanuatu's Azure Pure Water has announced a breakthrough export deal with Carnival Australia. This is the largest bottled water export agreement in the history of Vanuatu, seeing the equivalent of a 40-foot container loaded on the Pacific Jewel and Pacific Dawn each berthing.

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Building a pathway for the Pacific Islands’ informal ‘artistic’ economies and the artisans behind them into a viable export-ready product isn’t easy, when Vogue Living sit’s down for a chat you know you are on the right track.

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In April 2017, Vanuatu coffee producer Tanna Coffee announced it had secured an A$656,000 impact investment – a milestone deal for Vanuatu and the Pacific Islands. One year on, we take a closer look to understand how the investment came about and the impact it has made so far.

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Biosecurity plays a critical role in ensuring Australia remains free of the most severe pests and diseases that could adversely affect Australia’s agricultural and tourism industries. For Pacific Island businesses looking to export to Australia, however, the rules and regulations can be daunting

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Vanuatu is a nation of 80 islands, once known as the New Hebrides the country was jointly governed by British and French administrations before gaining independence on 30 July 1980.

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