China’s Ministry of Finance Lowers Import Tariffs on a Variety of Agricultural Products

The Ministry of Finance announced on Friday [24 November 2017] cuts in import tariffs on some consumer products starting from December. The reduction of import tariffs will affect 187 tariff codes, including on food, health supplements, pharmaceuticals, garments and recreational products, and the average rate will drop to 7.7 percent from 17.3 percent, according to

Vietnam’s Macadamia Industry to Invest in Processing Facilities

Duong Cong Minh, chair of Vietnam Macadamia, said Vietnam would have 30 million macadamia plants in the next 10 years which would provide 350,000-400,000 tons, worth $1 billion. Vietnam plans to build 30 macadamia nut preliminary processing and eight large-scale processing plants. The Vietnam Macadamia Association would also cooperate with international associations to develop the

Afghanistan Expresses Interest in Exporting Saffron, Pomegranates, and Pine Nuts to China

A multibillion dollar contract for the development of the Mes Aynak copper mine in central Logar province will benefit the people off both countries, the Afghanistan ambassador to China hopes…Full Article: MENAFN May 2017 Key Point According to the Afghan Ambassador to China, Afghanistan would like to increase exports of Afghan saffron, pomegranates, and pine

Kraft Heinz Company Launches Iconic Planters Brand in China

Kraft Heinz Company, the world’s fifth-largest food and beverage company, introduced its iconic Planters brand to China amid rising interests from Chinese customers on imported foods. With Chinese buyers having developed huge interests on online shopping, Planters are currently available on some popular online Chinese platforms such as JD.com, according to the company…Full Article: China