China Renews Import Approvals for 14 GM Crops and Adds Two New GM Varieties

China, the world’s top buyer of genetically modified (GMO) soybeans, renewed the import approvals for 14 GMO crop varieties and approved the import of two new varieties starting on June 12, the Ministry of Agriculture said on Wednesday [14 June 2017]…Full Article: ECNS.cn June 2017 Key Point The two new GM crop varieties approved for

China’s Canola Industry under Duress from Cheaper Imports

The domestic rapeseed farming and processing industries have been pushed to the edge by imports, according to media reports, and experts said farmers’ welfare, especially their pensions, must be enhanced to improve productivity. According to a report published by the derivatives research center under Orient Futures on April 19, the domestic planting area of rapeseeds

Russia Plans to Export 1.5 Million MTs of Agricultural Goods to China in 2018

Russia is planning to export 1.5 million tonnes of agricultural products to China in 2018, namely grain legume crops and sunflower oil under the terms of a long-term contract. By 2028, a total export volume will climb to 52 million tonnes, Russian Agriculture Minister Alexander Tkachev said on Wednesday [29 March 2017]…Full Article: TASS Mar

Canada and China Sign Trade Agreements on Canola and Frozen Beef

As one of the world’s largest exporters of agricultural and agri-food products, stable and predictable access to international markets is essential to Canadians. The Honourable Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food, and the Honourable Chrystia Freeland, Minister of International Trade, welcomed the announcement that Canada and China have signed agreements supporting the export of

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

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,

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