China will increase its agricultural imports from Cambodia to include bananas, mango and soybeans, having already signed a food safety and health protocol for the import of corn last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries. Agriculture Minister Ouk Rabun, speaking at an annual review meeting on last Wednesday [8 April 2015], said China, after signing a Sanitary and Phytosanitary (SPS) protocol for corn, was exploring the possibility of importing other agricultural products, beyond the rice and cassava it already imports…Full Article: The Phnom Penh Post Apr 2015

Key Point

  • According to Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, from 2013 to 2014, Cambodian exports of cassava to China increased from 55,200 MTs to 119,600 MTs.

ChinaAg Comments

  • In December 2014, Chinese and Cambodian companies reach numerous agricultural agreements. The deals included China purchasing 200,000 MTs of cassava chips (~US49 million) and 30,000 MTs of milled rice from Cambodia’s Mekong Oryza Trading company. In addition, China’s Fuzhou Newgroup Industry agreed to distribute beer from Cambodia’s Khmer Brewery Ltd. (for one year) throughout the mainland.
  • In December 2013, China’s Yunnan province donated 200 agricultural engines to Banteay Meanchey province, northwestern Cambodia.
  • In January 2013, China’s Guangxi region donated 100 MTs of milled rice (humanitarian aid) to Cambodia.

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