China’s Canola Industry under Duress from Cheaper Imports

The domestic rapeseed farming and processing industries have been pushed to the edge by imports, according to media reports, and experts said farmers’ welfare, especially their pensions, must be enhanced to improve productivity. According to a report published by the derivatives research center under Orient Futures on April 19, the domestic planting area of rapeseeds

China’s Aquaculture Industry Helps Spur Imports of Canadian Canola Meal

Canadian canola meal shipments to China have jumped to their highest level in five years, boosting profits of crush plants and firming prices as farmers slog through a difficult harvest…Full Article: Alberta Farmer Nov 2016 Key Point From January to August 2016, Chinese imports of Canadian canola/rapeseed meal totaled 415,000 MTs. China’s expanding aquaculture industry

Canada and China Sign Trade Agreements on Canola and Frozen Beef

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, stable and predictable access to international markets is essential to Canadians. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, welcomed the announcement that Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of

China to Increase Import Standards for Canola to the Chagrin of Canadian Exporters

China is standing firm on its insistence for higher standards of canola in negotiations with Canada, which shows the government’s determination to regulate the sector by encouraging domestic production of the crop, experts told the Global Times on Tuesday [16 August 2016]…Full Article: The Global Times Aug 2016 Key Points On 1 September 2016, China

Chinese Company to Build Vegetable Oil Factory in Northern Kazakhstan

A Chinese company plans to build a plant for the production of vegetable oil in Northern Kazakhstan, the country’s agriculture ministry reported. This issue was discussed at a meeting of representatives of the Chinese company with farmers of the region, as well as representatives of the Kazakh agriculture ministry, local authorities of the region, the

China’s Sinoma, a Cement Equipment and Engineering Company, to Purchase Edible Oils from Kazakhstan

China National Materials Group Corporation Sinoma recently announced it will buy annually a range of agricultural products from Kazakhstan, according to the press service of the Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture. This year, China will purchase sunflower in the amount of 50,000 tonnes, 80,000 tonnes of flaxseed, 100,000 tonnes of oilseed rape as well as vegetable

Kazakhstan Begins Supplying China with Edible Oil via the Almaty-Xi’an Cargo Train Route

A cargo train arrived at northwest China’s Xi’an city on Saturday [26 March 2016], carrying 2,000 tonnes of organic cooking oil imported from Kazakhstan. The Chang’an Train, loaded with 1,000 tonnes of sunflower seed oil and 1,000 tonnes of rapeseed oil, set off from Almaty of Kazakhstan on Monday. The journey is the first regular

China Lifts Ban on Indian Rapeseed Meal

China will lift a ban on Indian rapeseed meal imposed three years ago due to quality concerns, China’s quarantine authority said on Wednesday [20 May 2015]. Both countries had signed a sanitary protocol and agreed to ensure Indian meal meets Chinese standards, China’s quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ),