China’s Ministry of Finance Lowers Import Tariffs on a Variety of Agricultural Products

The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday [24 November 2017] cuts in import tariffs on some consumer products starting from December. The reduction of import tariffs will affect 187 tariff codes, including on food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate will drop to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to

Australian-produced Fonterra Mozzarella Cheese to Supply the Chinese Pizza Market

Australian mozzarella cheese from Victoria will be exported to China for the first time, it was announced on Tuesday [1 August 2017]. Fonterra Australia, one of the country’s leading dairy companies, will send cheese from its new $112 million factory in Stanhope, 197 kilometers north of Melbourne, to China for use on pizza…Full Article: China

Royal FrieslandCampina (Netherlands) and Fonterra (New Zealand) Promoting the Use of Dairy Ingredients in China

In an industrial kitchen in a leafy, residential suburb of central Shanghai, a quiet culinary evolution is taking place. Beside shelves stacked with butter mounds the size of bread loaves and 11 pound (5 kilogram) cheese wheels, chefs are experimenting with exotic ingredients that their New Zealand supplier, Fonterra Cooperative Group Ltd, wants to become

Beijing Sanyuan Foods, Sole Survivor of the 2008 Melamine Scandal, To Purchase Canadian Dairy Company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co Ltd, one of China’s leading dairy producers, plans to purchase a majority ownership in Crowley Properties Ltd, a Vancouver-based company making dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, ice cream and butter for about C$19 million ($14.58 million), according to an announcement by Sanyuan. The acquisition was approved by Sanyuan’s board of

Chinese Dairy Company and Thai Conglomerate to Construct Dairy Complex in Ryazan Oblast, Western Russia

China’s Banner Infant Dairy Products will participate in managing the production of a newly established integrated dairy complex in Russia, in the Ryazan region, which is to be the country’s largest, according to an agreement signed in Moscow on Wednesday [18 May 2016]. The $1 billion complex will produce dairy products for the Russian market,