US Beef Returns to Mainland China: The First 100 Days

Overview Mainland China’s beef imports have experienced exceptional growth recently, jumping from 61,300 metric tons (MTs) in 2012 to 579,800 MTs in 2016, and totaling more than 327,000 MTs during the first half of 2017. In June 2017, China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) formally approved US beef imports after a

US Beef Arrives in Shanghai

Shanghai Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau said Tuesday the first shipment of U.S. beef entered China on Sept. 1, signifying the normalization of the large-scale import of the product. The shipment of frozen beef weighed 15.1 tonnes and was valued more than 300,000 U.S. dollars, according to the bureau, which opened a green channel for

Breeder Hogs from the USA Released from Quarantine and Distributed Across China

After being kept in quarantine for 45 days, 980 out of 1,012 breeding hogs imported from the United States were allowed to leave the isolation field in central China’s Hunan Province for farms across China. They included durocs, landraces and large whites – breeds that grow faster and are superior to China’s domestic breeds in

American Rice May Be Headed to China

China has agreed on a protocol to allow imports of U.S. rice, according to a statement released on Thursday [20 July 2017] by a Chinese delegate to the first China-U.S. Comprehensive Economic Dialogue (CED) in Washington, D.C.. The U.S. can begin shipping rice to China for the first time, after China completes an audit of