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

Indian Buffalo Meat May Be Exported to China

Some Chinese beef importers are cautious about the possible removal of restrictions on buffalo imports from India, saying they lack confidence in the quality of the Indian meat compared with beef from other countries like Australia. Domestic companies reacted on Thursday [19 January 2017] to recent media reports that China had agreed to import buffalo

Shanghai and Punjab State, India, to Work Together on Agri-Food Projects

The Shanghai municipal agriculture commission will partner with the Punjab government and transfer technology to help farmers grow Chinese vegetables for boosting state’s diversification drive. The assurance was given by Shanghai agriculture commission vice chairman Feng Zhioyong during an interaction with Punjab deputy chief minister Sukhbir Singh Badal who is touring the country…Full Article: Hindustan

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from northern Karnataka State, southern India, Over H5N1 Outbreak

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (May 13) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Bidar District, Karnataka State of India, it has banned the import of poultry meat

Punjab State, Northern India, Signs Agricultural Agreements with China’s Jiangsu Province

Punjab today inked three pacts with China’s Jiangsu province to put the state on the fast track of agriculture diversification.  These MoUs were signed by the officials of Ocean and Fisheries Bureau of Jiangusu province, Punjab Government, Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) and Guru Angad Dev University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (GADVASU) in the presence

Farmers in Himachal Pradesh, Northern India, Upset over Flood of Cheap Apples and Smuggled Garlic from China

Union Health Minister J.P. Nadda met Union Minister of State for Commerce Nirmala Sitaraman on Thursday [9 July 2015] and discussed ways of protecting farmers of Himachal Pradesh who are up against cheap Chinese apples and garlic. He said the Chinese apples with low import tariff and garlic with zero duty were being dumped in

China Lifts Ban on Indian Rapeseed Meal

China will lift a ban on Indian rapeseed meal imposed three years ago due to quality concerns, China’s quarantine authority said on Wednesday [20 May 2015]. Both countries had signed a sanitary protocol and agreed to ensure Indian meal meets Chinese standards, China’s quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ),