China Imposes Additional Tariffs on American Fruits, Nuts, Wine, and Pork

China suspended tariff concessions on 128 items of U.S. products including pork and fruits starting Monday [2 April 2018], according to the Ministry of Finance. The Customs Tariff Commission of the State Council has decided to impose a tariff of 15 percent on 120 items of products imported from the United States including fruits and

Namibia and China Sign MoU Relating to Agriculture, Infrastructure, and Energy

The Namibia Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NCCI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the China Council for the Promotion of International Trade (CCPIT) on Tuesday [7 November 2017] which will result in the further development of trade and investment relations…Full Article: China Daily Nov 2017 Key Point The MoU focused on cooperation in

Shandong Province Reports Agricultural Exports Rose to US$15.6 Billion in 2016

Shandong Province in east China set a new record of exporting farm products worth 107.5 billion yuan (about 15.6 billion U.S. dollars) in 2016, according to the provincial government. Shandong has been the country’s top agricultural product exporter for the past 18 years. Shandong’s farm exports, accounting for nearly a quarter of the nation’s total,

Post-Brexit Britain Optimistic on Agricultural Exports to China

China has been identified as one of the top priority post-Brexit markets for British food and drink, a government minister said on Wednesday [4 January 2017]. Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, said that the country’s food, farming and fishing industries will be having an extraordinary opportunity to “thrive”. Leadsom,

Canada’s Minister of Agriculture Visits With Chinese Officials

Canadian Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, is on a 10-day trade mission in China starting from last week. In Beijing, MacAulay met with Han Changfu, China’s Minister of Agriculture, and Zhi Shuping, Minister of the General Administration and Quarantine…Full Article: ECNS.cn Nov 2016 Key Point Canada’s Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food

Canada’s Maritime Province, Nova Scotia, Launches China Trade Engagement Strategy

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday [28 April 2016] launched the Nova Scotia-China Engagement Strategy in Halifax to boost its trade with China. Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil said he believes the strategy and his province’s relationship with China will mean more economic growth for Nova Scotia. “As the fastest growing market on

EU Agricultural Exports to China Increased in 2015 Thanks in Part to Pork

The European Union (EU) agri-food exports to China, EU’s second most important destination of agri-exports after the United States, in all major product groups increased in 2015, a latest EU report said on Monday [18 April 2016]. According to the report, agri-food exports to China increased by 2.9 billion euros (3.28 billion U.S. dollars) in