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

Hong Kong and ASEAN Conclude FTA Negotiations

China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) announced Saturday the conclusion of the negotiations on a Free Trade Agreement (FTA) and a related Investment Agreement…Full Article: China Daily Sept 2017 Key Points In November 2017, according to HKSAR’s Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development, Hong Kong and ASEAN

COSCO Shipping and Shanghai International Port to Buy Hong Kong’s OOCL

China’s major shipping operator COSCO Shipping Holdings and Shanghai International Port (Group) Co jointly announced a takeover offer on Sunday [9 July 2017] to all the shareholders of Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line Co (OOCL), COSCO announced on Sunday…Full Article: The Global Times July 2017 Key Point Once the takeover is completed, China’s COSCO

Zhuhai CLZ Investment and Israeli Company Sign Agreements Relating to Seafood Production

Zhuhai Agricultural Investment Holding Group Co signed $3 million in deals with Israel-based Trendlines Group and Tiran Shipping at the 3rd China-Israel Investment Summit being held June 27 and 28. The investment is to jointly incubate and construct hi-tech agricultural projects…Full Article: City of Zhuhai June 2017 Key Point As a result of the agreement,

Sauce Maker Lee Kum Kee Reflects on the 20th Anniversary of Hong Kong’s Return to the Mainland

At the newly furnished headquarters at a high-rise building in Shanghai, Hong Kong-based sauce enterprise Lee Kum Kee is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Hong Kong’s formal return to China. The book Family Spirit, which traces the company’s past from a teahouse selling oyster sauce in a small town in Guangdong Province to a sauce