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

Henan’s Zhengzhou Airport Imports Fresh Blueberries from Canada for the First Time

Recently, China’s Zhengzhou airport imported three tons of blueberries from Canada after passing customs and commodity inspection checks…Full Article Henan Daily Aug 2016 Key Point According to the Deputy General Manager of Banda Tianyuan International Logistics, Zhengzhou Airport will look to become a major fresh fruit importer and distributor. ChinaAg Comments By 2018, it is

Beijing Sanyuan Foods, Sole Survivor of the 2008 Melamine Scandal, To Purchase Canadian Dairy Company

Beijing Sanyuan Foods Co Ltd, one of China’s leading dairy producers, plans to purchase a majority ownership in Crowley Properties Ltd, a Vancouver-based company making dairy products such as yogurt, cheese, ice cream and butter for about C$19 million ($14.58 million), according to an announcement by Sanyuan. The acquisition was approved by Sanyuan’s board of

China’s COFCO to Set Up Crop Trading Office in Winnipeg, Central Canada

China’s COFCO Agri will open a Canadian crop trading office in Winnipeg [Manitoba Province, central Canada] by the time farmers harvest their new crops, the state-owned agricultural trader said Tuesday [28 June 2016]…Full Article: Alberta Farmer Express June 2016 Key Point COFCO’s Winnipeg office will focus on canola (rapeseed), canola oil, canola meal, wheat, barley,

Canadian and Chinese Bakery Industry Representatives Meet in Toronto

More than 16 Chinese bakery-industry companies and their 14 Canadian counterparts discussed food innovation and trade relations between Canada and China recently in Toronto. “We hope to introduce the Canadian ingredients into the food processing industry in China; it will bring innovation to the industry and help the industry to expand … market share in China,”

Canada’s Maritime Province, Nova Scotia, Launches China Trade Engagement Strategy

The Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday [28 April 2016] launched the Nova Scotia-China Engagement Strategy in Halifax to boost its trade with China. Nova Scotia’s Premier Stephen McNeil said he believes the strategy and his province’s relationship with China will mean more economic growth for Nova Scotia. “As the fastest growing market on

Canada and China Ink Numerous Agricultural Deals

An official delegation of agricultural and food associations from Canada visited China last week and brought more Canadian products to Chinese tables. Led by Andrea Lyon, deputy minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC), the delegation visited Chongqing, Shanghai and Beijing last week, holding promotion events and signing deals with local Chinese partners. The delegation