China’s Ministry of Commerce has decided to impose anti-dumping duties on distiller’s dried grains (DDGs) from the United States by requiring importers to pay a cash deposit on purchase. The domestic industry has been “substantially” harmed by the dumping of DDGs, the ministry said in its preliminary ruling following an investigation launched earlier this year…Full […]

An eight-rotor drone whirred to life, and hovered steadily in the air before setting off to spray a large vegetable field in Guyuan city in the northwestern autonomous region of Ningxia Hui. Yao Xuan, who manages over 10,000 mu (667 hectares) of farmland, sat restlessly in the shade of a shed as he watched the […]

China on Thursday [22 September 2016] lifted a decade-plus ban on some beef products from the United States, according to agriculture and quarantine regulators. The ban on bone-in and boneless beef from cattle under 30 months old from the United States was removed effective immediately, said a statement released by the Ministry of Agriculture and […]

Starbucks Coffee Company, global leader in coffee chain stores, is further expanding its ready-to-drink coffee beverage business in China by introducing a new bottled lines tailored for Chinese taste and plans to bring its distributions to more cities in the country…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2016 Key Point Starbucks announced it would launch new bottled […]

Over 1,500 tea merchants together completed transactions worth 500 million yuan [~US$74.95 million] during the four day 8th Hunan tea industry exposition which closed on Monday [5 September 2016]. Orders signed during the exposition totaled 2 billion yuan [~US$299 million], reaching the record of the exposition history…Full Article: Xinhua Finance Sept 2016 Key Point By […]

Authorities in New Zealand on Tuesday [20 September 2016] gave the final go-ahead to the country’s biggest meat cooperative to sell a half stake to China’s biggest meat processor. Minister for Land Information Louise Upston and Associate Minister for Finance Paula Bennett gave the approval of Shanghai Maling’s application to purchase a 50-percent interest in […]

Poland has a chance to export some 2 billion Polish zloty (518.8 million U.S. dollars) worth of poultry to China, local media reported Monday [19 September 2016]. The Rzeczpospolita daily wrote that a new representative office for Poland’s poultry branch, to be officially opened in Shanghai later in the month, is to help Polish entrepreneurs […]

Guangdong police seized about 1,000 tons of substandard frozen meat products worth more than 80 million yuan ($12.3 million) if taken to market, in a special operation late last week. According to a statement from the Guangdong marine police department, officers detained 16 suspects during the operation, which took place in waters off the Shenzhen special […]

Around 1,300 Chinese citizens have signed a letter to protest China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina)’s acquisition of Swiss-based Syngenta, citing genetically modified (GM) food worries, one of the protestors who helped draft the letter told the Global Times on Monday [19 September 2016]. Qin Zhongda, the former minister of the Ministry of Chemical Industry, was […]

A delegation of 40 Chinese entrepreneurs will visit Peru to learn about the country’s trade opportunities and exportable offer in order to forge closer bilateral trade ties, the Association of Peruvian Exporters (ADEX) announced today [21 September 2016]. Shandong province entrepreneurs will attend the China-Peru Business Round taking place on September 22 at the guild’s […]

Chinese scientists have mapped the genome sequence of allopolyploid Brassica juncea, or mustard, a vegetable commonly used in Chinese cooking. Zhejiang University’s Zhang Mingfang, who is a member of the research program, said Tuesday [13 September 2016] that the sequencing would help scientists understand and improve the agriculturally important vegetable…Full Article: The Global Times Sept […]

Chinese and Bulgarian officials have signed a deal on export of Bulgarian dairy products to China. The Bulgarian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, and China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) signed the protocol here on Friday [16 September 2016], officials confirmed Saturday…Full Article: Sept 2016 Key Point According to Bulgaria’s […]