American Rice May Be Headed to China

China has agreed on a protocol to allow imports of U.S. rice, according to a statement released on Thursday [20 July 2017] by a Chinese delegate to the first China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington, D.C.. The U.S. can begin shipping rice to China for the first time, after China completes an audit of

Two Companies from Jilin Province Sign MoU to Construct Rice Storage Facility in Cambodia

A proposal for a massive warehouse and silo that has attracted two Chinese investors aims to fill the Kingdom’s conspicuous gap in paddy rice storage capacity, which still falls 60 percent short of the level needed for the country to achieve its goal of 1 million tonnes of annual rice exports…Full Article: The Phnom Penh

Japan’s Agricultural Cooperative, Zen-Noh, to Establish Rice Joint-Venture in China

The umbrella organization for Japan’s farming cooperatives plans to start selling rice directly in China this fiscal year, seeking to cut out the layers of middlemen that have sent retail prices through the roof…Full Article: Nikkei Asian Review Apr 2017 Key Point Japan’s Zen-Noh, aka the National Federation of Agricultural Co-operative Associations, is the sole

Laos to Export 20,000 MTs of Rice to China

China has agreed to purchase 20,000 tons of organic rice a year from Laos, Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith told local authorities in the southern Champassak province. Laos will need to deliver 20,000 tons of genuine organic rice to China and the shipment must not contain non-organic rice, Thongloun was quoted by the state-run Vientiane