Indian rice exporters keen to tap the Chinese market want the Union Government to take up the issue of non-tariff barriers with visiting President Xi Jinping this week. China, which began importing rice for the past four years, has not granted access to the Indian non-basmati rice in absence of any defined phytosanitary norms between […]

Faced with slack petroleum and coal industries, the Heilongjiang government has adjusted emphasis to support the rising green food industry. It has made full use of local agriculture, forestry, animal husbandry and fisheries to speed up development of the sector, said the local government. The food industry’s added value increased 19.9 percent year-on-year in 2013 […]

Jordan Phosphate Mines Co. signed a memorandum of understanding on Monday [15 September 2014] with China’s Chongqing Minmetal and Machinery Import and Export Co. Ltd. to build a factory for producing fertilizers in Aqaba in south of Jordan, the state-run Petra news agency reported. The development of the factory will initially cost 350 million U.S. […]

Coordinator of Fadama 111 Project in Cross River, Mr Bassey Elemi, has said that a Chinese firm will establish a cassava processing plant in Yakurr Area of the state. Elemi told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Calabar on Sunday [14 September 2014] that the plant, when established, would be fed by cassava produced […]

Minister of Agriculture and Irrigation Farid Mujawar discussed on Monday [15 September 2018] with the economic and trade advisor at the Chinese embassy in Sana’a the joint cooperation, especially in the agricultural field. The discussions focused on how to benefit from China’s aid to Yemen in the agricultural field, especially in supporting modern techniques and […]

China has banned the import of whole Norwegian salmon from September 10 until importers can certify that the fish are free from infectious salmon anaemia as well as variants of the virus, the Norwegian Food Safety Authority said on Monday [8 September 2014]…Full Article: The Global Times Sept 2014 Key Point Norwegian processed salmon (i.e. […]

China’s 2008 melamine milk scandal was a watershed moment for the country’s dairy industry; it affected not only how business was conducted, but irrevocably altered how Chinese consumers view domestically-produced milk products. Approximately 300,000 babies fell ill, with 6 dying as a result of consuming milk that was adulterated with melamine to boost its protein […]

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Sunday [7 September 2014] it would waive anti-dumping measures on rubber imported from Russia, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) beginning Monday [8 September 2014]. The ministry said it has received no expiry review request from Chinese industries to extend the anti-dumping measures, which expire Sunday, and […]

The Chinese central government has earmarked 650 million yuan ($105 million) for the prevention of plant disease and elimination of pests. The Ministry of Finance asked local authorities to distribute the money in time and make sure the special funds will be used properly…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2014 Key Point An additional 1.55 billion […]

China Huiyuan Juice Group Ltd expects sales to rise at least 10 percent in the second half of the year as it expands in the domestic and overseas markets, and seeks to supply China’s 1.5 million-strong military. “The meals of our vast Chinese army are very important. We need to supply our soldiers with nutritious […]

AAK has decided to construct a specialty and semi-specialty edible oils factory in China. This to pursue our global growth strategy and to add further presence in this strategically very important market. The factory will be located in Zhangjiagang along the Yangtze river delta. This region, just northwest of Shanghai, has the highest GDP per […]

Wal-Mart Stores Inc, the world’s largest retail outlet, is looking to increase its presence in China’s growing e-commerce market by focusing more attention on its relationship with expanding online grocery store Yihaodian (YHD), the outlet has said. Wal-Mart initially invested in YHD in 2011 and increased its stake to more than 51 percent in October […]


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