China’s National Fruit: A Market Snapshot of Kiwifruit

Overview China accounts for just over half of the world’s kiwifruit output, with the bulk of production occurring in the southern counties of Shaanxi Province. New Zealand and Chile dominate China’s kiwifruit import market, with nearly all supply entering via the port cities of Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Tianjin. Since 2013, New Zealand supply

China Extends Anti-Dumping Duties on Chloroprene Rubber

China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOC) announced Tuesday [9 May 2017] that it will extend anti-dumping duties on chloroprene rubber imported from Japan, the United States and the European Union for another five years starting Wednesday…Full Article: China Daily May 2017 Key Point In 2005, China imposed anti-dumping duties on chloroprene rubber (aka Neoprene, a synthetic

The EU Accounted for Roughly Two-Thirds of China’s Pork Imports in 2016

European farmers benefitted from a doubling of pork exports to China in 2016, according to an official industry organization. Countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Denmark led the list of exporters. The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board noted that global pork shipments to the world’s second-biggest economy reached 1.6 million metric tons…Full

The EU Ends Anti-Dumping Duty on Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET) from China

The European Union (EU) brought an end to 13-year-long trade remedy measures on polyethylene terephthalate (PET) originating in China after terminating an expiry review on Tuesday [7 February 2017]. “The European Commission concludes that the expiry review of the anti-dumping measures applicable to imports of PET originating in China should be terminated,” said a statement

ChemChina and Syngenta Propose Divestment Concessions to the EU

China National Chemical Corporation known as ChemChina and Swiss pesticides and seeds group Syngenta AG have proposed minor concessions to the European Union’s competition watchdog to address concerns over their $43 billion merger plan, sources told Reuters. One person close to the deal said it was unlikely ChemChina would have to sell its Adama Agricultural

Sunflower Seed Producer from Inner Mongolia Hopes to Build Factory in Iran by the End of 2018

Inner Mongolia Ding Ye Foodstuff Co Ltd, one of the country’s biggest sunflower seed exporters, said it is speeding up its push to go global with the launch of new production lines at home and plans to establish overseas offices in the next two years. The Bayannur-based private company, established in 2013, processes sunflower, pumpkin

China Signals Increased Interest in the Agricultural Sector of Central and Eastern European (CEE) Countries

Premier Li Keqiang on Saturday [5 November 2016] called for enhancing agricultural cooperation between China and Central and Eastern European (CEE) countries to bring new vigor to global trade and investments in the area. In a congratulatory letter sent to the Meeting of China-CEEC Ministers of Agriculture, the premier said China is willing to share

EU Agricultural Exports to China Increased in 2015 Thanks in Part to Pork

The European Union (EU) agri-food exports to China, EU’s second most important destination of agri-exports after the United States, in all major product groups increased in 2015, a latest EU report said on Monday [18 April 2016]. According to the report, agri-food exports to China increased by 2.9 billion euros (3.28 billion U.S. dollars) in

Chinese Inspectors Audit Western European Beef Producers in a Bid to Open Up Trade

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams