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Hong Kong Suspends Oyster Imports from Tasmania Due to PSP Toxin

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced Saturday [23 September 2017] that the import into and sale within Hong Kong of raw oysters and shellfish from Australia’s Tasmania has been suspended with immediate effect. The trade should stop using and selling the product immediately should they possess it, said

Hong Kong’s Kwai Chung Customs Seizes Smuggled Red Sandalwood Timber

Hong Kong Customs announced Thursday [21 September 2017] that it had seized about 12,370 kilograms of suspected red sandalwood from a container at the Kwai Chung Customhouse Cargo Examination Compound…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point The shipment of red sandalwood, valued at USD 8.7 million, arrived in Hong Kong from Malaysia. ChinaAg Comments In

China Maintains Anti-Dumping Duties on EU Potato Starch Imports

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) has decided to extend anti-subsidy duties levied on potato starch imported from the EU for another five years, starting Saturday [16 September 2017]. Potato starch imports from the EU are subject to anti-subsidy duties ranging from 7.5 to 12.4 percent, according to an MOC ruling on Sept 17, 2011…Full Article:

Researchers Hope GM Carp will be on Chinese Dinner Tables in Two to Five Years

While giant genetically modified Chinese carp may leap onto the nation’s dinner tables in about two years, scientists are urging that the promotion of GM fish should be conducted slowly and meticulously to avoid a public pushback. The development of GM fish will have great economic value, protect national food security and help build sustainable

Danish Food Products to Be Sold on China’s Kaola.com E-commerce Platform

China-based cross-border e-commerce platform kaola.com signed an agreement on Wednesday [13 September 2017] with Denmark’s supermarket chain Irma to bring Danish brands to the Chinese market through the platform. According to the agreement, Irma, a subsidiary of Coop Denmark A/S, will first sell its own coffee, chocolate, marmalade, personal care products and children’s clothing through