The USA Pushes Back on China’s Import Tariff Rate Quotas for Corn, Wheat, and Rice

The US government on Wednesday [14 December 2016] announced it was taking aim against illegal Chinese restrictions on imports of US grain, as well as price supports China provides for domestic farmers. In what it says is the 15th challenge against China, and the second involving agriculture this year, the US Trade Representative (USTR) said

China’s Asia Pacific Food Capital Signs Agreement with Kazakhstan’s National Export and Investment Agency

Kazakhstan and China intend to create a joint agricultural investment fund [~US$3 billion], Kazinform reports. Creation of the Kazakhstan-Chinese investment fund in the field of agricultural industry is provided by the Cooperation Memorandum between JSC National Export and Investments Agency KAZNEX INVEST of the Ministry for Investments and Development of the RoK and Asia-Pacific Food

Beijing Academic Responds to USA’s WTO Grain Subsidy Dispute

On Sept 13, the United States initiated WTO dispute proceedings against China, claiming that Beijing had provided support for farmers in excess of its commitment to the World Trade Organization. Among the crops in contention are wheat, Indica rice, Japonica rice, and corn…Full Article: ChinaDaily Sept 2016 Key Point According to the Dean of the

USA Files Trade Dispute with WTO over Chinese Grain Subsidies

The Obama administration has challenged China at the World Trade Organization (WTO) over “excessive government support” for domestic grain production, U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Michael Froman announced Tuesday [13 September 2016]. The USTR’s office claimed that China’s “market price support” for rice, wheat, and corn in 2015 was estimated to be nearly 100 billion U.S.

Jilin Grain Group to Receives US$1.5 Billion from Hubei-based Investment Company to Expand its Business

State-owned Jilin Grain Group Co Ltd, the largest grain trader in northeastern China by sales revenue, will use 10 billion yuan ($1.5 billion) of new investment to add new types of businesses this year, including agricultural insurance, machinery manufacturing and pesticides…Full Article: China Daily Aug 2016 Key Point Founded in 2010 and headquartered in Wuhan,

China’s State Administration of Grain Reiterates Commitment to Lower the Country’s Grain Reserves

A large inventory will not be the new normal for China’s grain sector, even though combined stocks have remained at historic highs, a senior official said as authorities prepared to encourage more private enterprise participation in the annual grain purchase arrangement. Ren Zhengxiao, head of the State Administration of Grain, said at a news conference

China’s “No. 1 Central Document” Continues its Focus on Agriculture for the 13th Year in a Row

Supply-side reform is the main theme of the No. 1 Central Document on agriculture this year. President Xi Jinping has reiterated that we should properly expand total demand, enhance structural reform of the supply side, increase the quality and efficiency of the supply system and strengthen sustainable economic growth impetus. The State Council, China’s cabinet,