FIJI could see more investors from the region following promotions by the country's high commissions in Australia and New Zealand.
A statement from the Foreign Affairs ministry said the Fiji High Commission in Canberra recently assisted Winsol Solar, a German company to visit the country. Winsol Solar's goal is to develop an efficient, cost effective and environmentally friendly sustainable energy plant in Fiji to complement the power supply of the FEA.
A Julius Huszarek (Central Coast Eurocars) has also registered an interest to purchase a property in Taveuni. He is planning to travel to Taveuni to inspect and negotiate its purchase from the current Canadian owners.
Also, a prospect is a vehicle spare parts company with Janel Singh owner of JMJ Jap Import Parts interested in visiting Fiji.
On the export front, the mission has helped Food Processors (Fiji) Ltd in looking for new markets in Australia.
The acting Fiji head of mission in New Zealand, Mere Tora, recently met with Turner & Growers chief executive, Geoff Hipkins, to explore "co-operation", the ministry said.
Turners & Growers is a major fresh produce importer and distributor and exporter in New Zealand and has the capacity to grow its Fiji import and export business.
"Export commodities include vegetable, fruit, lamb and chicken whilst the imports include dalo, coconuts and pineapple which has just been brought into the New Zealand market but in a small quantity.
"The company's Fiji operation is very successful and there is potential to expand the product base as well as the operation," the ministry said.
Ms Tora also met with Nacanieli Waqa, the senior adviser, Pacific Market Access, Fresh Produce, of the Ministry of Primary Industries in New Zealand to discuss quarantine issues related to Fiji.
Mr Waqa, a Fiji national, discussed the current impediments to enhancing the exporting of fresh produce from Fiji to New Zealand. These included the recurring issue of quality and post-harvest care.
"Mr Waqa has been in regular contact with the Fiji focal point (Biosecurity Authority of Fiji) on these issues and at the time of the meeting had just returned from Fiji on an awareness trip.
"It was clear from the discussion that Fiji needs to step up on the quality and marketing of its fresh produce in order to be competitive and retain/expand the current market share."
"Mr Waqa has agreed to co-operate with the mission on emerging issues on market access that the Wellington mission could follow up with relevant stakeholders in Fiji to enhance the export of fresh products to New Zealand."