Brazilian Beef Exports to Mainland China are Set to Kick Off During the First Half of December

Brazil expects to resume exports of its meat products to China and Saudi Arabia before the end of the year, according to Neri Geller, Brazil’s minister of agriculture, livestock and supply. The growth potential from the readmission of Brazilian beef into the two markets will help further industrialize Brazil’s global agricultural trade and incorporate technological

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

China Approves the Importation of 10 Genetically Modified Varieties of Brazilian Soybeans and Corn

The Ministry of Agriculture of China (MOA) published on Thursday (21 August 2014) the approval of import of 10 genetically modified varieties for commercialization. For soybeans, are released the A2704-12 (Bayer), MON89788 (Monsanto) and 305423 (Pioneer) varieties. For the corn MON88017 (Bayer), MON89034 (Monsanto), NK603 (Monsanto), GA21 (Syngenta) and MIR604 (Syngenta) varieties were approved…Full Article:

China and Russia Agree to Ease Restrictions on the Cross-Border Trade of Fresh Produce and Timber

China will directly export fruit and vegetables to Russia after the Russian government banned import of agricultural products from western suppliers, according to rt.com on Tuesday [12 August 2014]. Baorong, a wholesale company dealing with agricultural products between China and Russia, is reportedly building a special logistics center in Heilongjiang province’s Dongning, which is near

China Lifts Ban on Brazilian Beef

China has suspended its embargo on beef from Brazil, a measure put in place in 2012 following an atypical case of bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) in Brazil’s Paraná state, Brazil’s Agriculture Ministry said Thursday after a meeting of the presidents of Brazil, Dilma Rousseff, and China, Xi Jinping. “The embargo is suspended and Brazil can

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