Hong Kong Suspends Poultry Imports from Maine-et-Loire Over H5N3 Bird Flu

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) announced Wednesday [27 September 2017] a ban on import of poultry meat and eggs from Maine-et-Loire Department of France…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Maine-et-Loire, west-central France, due

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 Suspends Meat Imports from Brazilian Companies on Suspicion of Falsified Certificates

Hong Kong authorities on Thursday [21 September 2017] suspended meat imports from a Brazilian exporter and two producers on suspicions that health certificates had been falsified for 10 shipments of frozen chicken feet and livestock offal. Some shipments should have only been intended as pet food, Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety said in a

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

Yili Group Looks to Acquire Australia’s Murray Goulburn

Chinese dairy giant Inner Mongolia Yili Industrial Group Co plans to acquire Murray Goulburn, Australia’s biggest dairy products company, The Australian newspaper reported Wednesday [20 September 2017]. The proposed bidders include Mengniu Dairy and CR Ng Fung, according to the report…Full Article: The Global Times Sept 2017 Key Point In May 2017, Yili Group attempted

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Padua Province, Italy, Over H5N8 Bird Flu

The food safety authority of China’s Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) announced on Monday [18 September 2017] a ban on the import of poultry meat and eggs from a province of Italy…Full Article: Xinhua Sept 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from the Province of

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