South China Officials Detect Two Types of Harmful Snails in an Australian Rapeseed Shipment

For the first time, bodies of a harmful snail have been found in a batch of imported rapeseed at a port in South China, authorities said. Lots of bodies of Cochlicella Barbara were recently found in cargo at the port in Fangchenggang, in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013 Key point

Two Chinese Rapeseed Oil Processors Violated Food Acquisition Policy by Blending Imports with Domestic Oil

China Grain Reserves Corporation said on its official website on Oct 28 that since the end of August, they have conducted a full inspection on the implementation of the acquisition policy of rapeseed oil. A company in Hubei province blended 944 tons of imported rapeseed oil into homemade oil and another in Hunan province, 483

Sinograin Sent Inspection Teams to Major Rapeseed-Growing provinces of Sichuan, Hunan, and Hubei to Investigate Possible Fraud

China Grain Reserves Corp. (Sinograin) said it is investigating whether local crushers profited by selling oil processed from cheaper imported rapeseed instead of from domestic supplies as Beijing’s subsidy program stipulates. The probe underscores the potential for manipulation of China’s farm products stockpiling program, where a minimum purchase price set by Beijing to support farmers

China Rapeseed Crop Harvested Earlier than Previous Year’s Crop

China’s rapeseed harvest started 5-10 days earlier than last year, which will likely lead to new crop entering the market one week earlier compared to last year, according to China Cereals and Oilseed Information Network. Harvesting has started in major growing areas including Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Jiangsu, and Henan…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain May 2013 Key point

China Imports Rapeseed (Canola) Oil from Europe of the First Time in 2 Years

China, a major consumer of vegetable oils, recently bought a small volume of rapeseed oil from Europe for the first time in two years as it was cheaper than domestic prices, the China National Grain and Oils Information Centre (CNGOIC) said last week…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain Apr 2013 Key point Due to high domestic prices stemming

China Grants Canada Access to Oilseed Crushing Plant Located Near the Country’s Domestic Rapeseed Production Zone

China has softened its three-year-old import restrictions on Canadian canola, federal Agriculture Minister Gerry Ritz said on Tuesday. China has approved one additional oilseed crushing plant, the 600,000-tonne CNOOC-Biolux plant in Nantong, Jiangsu province, to accept shipments of Canadian canola seed, a crop used to produce vegetable oil and animal feed China continues to restrict

Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange, Henan Province, to Trade Futures Contracts in Rapeseed & Rapeseed Meal

China’s securities regulator has given approval to the Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange to trade futures contracts in rapeseed and rapeseed meal, a move aimed at helping companies manage price risks. The Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange plans to introduce rapeseed futures and rapeseed meal futures starting on Friday [Dec 31, 2012]. The exchange said the benchmark price of