Argentina to Supply China with Alfalfa Hay, Pet Food, and Bovine Embryos/Semen

Argentina’s Minister of Agriculture Carlos Casamiquela met on Monday [14 September 2015] with visiting Deputy head of China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) Zhang Qinrong. The two leaders signed a protocol for Argentina to export bales of alfalfa to China and made modifications to three existing agreements, allowing Argentina to export

Chinese and Argentine Officials Meet in Buenos Aires to Discuss the Grain Trade

Officials from Argentina’s Agriculture Ministry and China’s State Administration of Grain (SAG) met in Buenos Aires on Tuesday [23 June 2015] to further strengthen bilateral ties, including grain production and commercialization. The meeting’s main focus was to deepen bilateral relations, with a special emphasis on expanding participation in cooperative sectors such as international commercialization of

Argentina in Talks to Export Beef and Honey to China

Argentine beef and honey may soon make their way onto Chinese dinner tables, if current quality control and inspection by Chinese representatives give exports the green light. Amid efforts to promote bilateral strategic partnership, officials from China and Argentina are brought together in Buenos Aires in recent days, with Chinese inspectors dispatched to certify production

The MIR 162 Debacle – Implications for US Exporters

Lying on the western bank of the Mississippi River, the New Orleans suburb of Westwego (pop. ~9,000) would seem to have little in common with Shenzhen, the thriving southern Chinese metropolis of 15 million people located some 8,500 miles away. In September 2014, their distant connection became front page news when the family-owned American agribusiness

COFCO Purchases Majority Stake in Dutch Grain Trading Company with Operations in South America

China National Cereals, Oils and Foodstuffs Corp, known as COFCO and the country’s largest food trader, has agreed to purchase 51 percent of Rotterdam-based grain trader Nidera BV for an undisclosed sum to further expand China’s grain supply channel in South America. Nidera, with an annual turnover of more than $17 billion, is a major