British Food and Beverage Exports to China Rose in 2016

A growing taste for meat, dairy, beer and “afternoon tea” products among Chinese consumers contributed to a 51 percent increase in British food and drink exports to China in 2016, making it the UK’s fastest growing market…Full Article: ECNS.cn Mar 2017 Key Point In 2016, the UK exported GBP 439.5 million (US$546.6 million) worth of

The EU Accounted for Roughly Two-Thirds of China’s Pork Imports in 2016

European farmers benefitted from a doubling of pork exports to China in 2016, according to an official industry organization. Countries including the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Denmark led the list of exporters. The UK’s Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board noted that global pork shipments to the world’s second-biggest economy reached 1.6 million metric tons…Full

Post-Brexit Britain Optimistic on Agricultural Exports to China

China has been identified as one of the top priority post-Brexit markets for British food and drink, a government minister said on Wednesday [4 January 2017]. Andrea Leadsom, Secretary of State for Environment, Farming and Rural Affairs, said that the country’s food, farming and fishing industries will be having an extraordinary opportunity to “thrive”. Leadsom,

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Hokkaido, Miyazaki, Przemyśl, Lincolnshire, North Rhine-Westphalia, Overijssel, and Utö Island Due to Bird Flu Outbreaks

The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Monday [19 December 2016] that it has banned the import of poultry meat and products (including poultry eggs) from Japan’s Hokkaido and Britain’s Lincolnshire…Full Article: ECNS.cn Dec 2016 The Hong Kong food safety authority said on Tuesday [20 December 2016] that it has banned the import of

Chinese Inspectors Audit Western European Beef Producers in a Bid to Open Up Trade

EU agriculture commissioner Phil Hogan said Ireland is one of six European countries where Chinese veterinary inspectors are performing an audit this week, and he is hopeful that beef trade with China will resume before the end of the year. “I would be hopeful that our discussions today and the visits by the audit teams