Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Two South Korean Provinces Over Bird Flu

Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) suspended importing poultry meat and products with immediate effect from Jeollabuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Daegu Metropolitan City in South Korea, it said here on Tuesday [21 November 2017]…Full Article: Xinhua Nov 2017 Key Point Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety (CFS) banned poultry imports, including eggs, from

South Korea’s Lotte Group Gets Go Ahead for Chengdu Project Amid Easing Tensions with China

Lotte Corp said on Monday [6 November 2017] that a major property development in China had received approval from local authorities to start a second phase of construction – the latest sign that tension between China and South Korea is easing. The announcement comes one week after an unexpected detente between the two countries, which

South Korean Food Exports to China Recover in September Thanks to Ginseng, Ramen, and Beer

South Korea’s food and agricultural exports to China rebounded for the first time in six months in September, thanks to strong sales of gingseng, ramyeon and beer, the government said Wednesday. Outbound shipments of food and agricultural products to China was estimated at $108 million in September, up 1.1 percent from a year earlier, according

North Korean Seafood Imports by China Reportedly Slows at Liaoning’s Port of Dandong

A thriving trade in seafood across the Yalu River that separates China from North Korea has dramatically slowed, traders said, although there is still nearly a month to go for a UN deadline to tighten sanctions on North Korea as punishment for its missile tests. The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution on Saturday

Beijing-based South Korean Barbecue Chain Cuts Ties with Lotte amid THAAD Deployment

Some China South Korean-style restaurants declared their relationship with Lotte, amid a domestic boycott against Lotte after the group signed an agreement with the South Korean military to provide land for the Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) system deployment. Multi-brand catering enterprise Halla Group released a statement on its website Tuesday, announcing that it

Quarantine Officials at the Port of Dalian Return Food Products to South Korea

Inspection and quarantine authorities in northeast China’s Liaoning Province Saturday [4 March 2017] returned two batches of food imported from the Republic of Korea (ROK) that failed to measure up to required standards. Staff with the Dayaowan Inspection and Quarantine Bureau found the production dates of the food were inconsistent with the dates labelled in