China Lifts Ban on Indian Rapeseed Meal

China will lift a ban on Indian rapeseed meal imposed three years ago due to quality concerns, China’s quarantine authority said on Wednesday [20 May 2015]. Both countries had signed a sanitary protocol and agreed to ensure Indian meal meets Chinese standards, China’s quality watchdog, the General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ),

China’s Citrus Industry Grappling with Yellow Dragon Disease

Early forecasts from Citrus Annual 2014 says that the orange production in China is going to decrease by 10% to 6.9 million metric tons (MMT) in the marketing year (MY) 2014/15. The cause of this problem is the continuing impact of Huanglongbing (HLB) also known as citrus greening disease in the main growing region of

China to Close Border Checkpoints along Vietnamese Border While New Regulations on Farm Produce Imports are Instituted

Vietnam’s agricultural exports to China have seen a slight dip as local farmers scramble to search for new markets. Between January and July [2014], the cassava exports to China reached around US$572.3 million, a 3.12 percent decrease year-on-year. Around 85 percent of Vietnam’s cassava and cassava-products are exported to China via the northern border, according

Drought is Causing Water Shortages in Henan and Shaanxi (Video)

The high temperatures continued on Saturday in many parts of China. Weeks of drought have already brought water shortages and caused major damage to agriculture in some of the country’s major farming provinces. The central province of Henan and northwestern province of Shaanxi have been the worst-hit, with Henan experiencing its worst drought and lowest

Vietnam Detects High Levels of Pesticide Residue in Fruit and Vegetable Shipments from China

In its Document 986/QLCL-CL2 sent to China’s General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine, Nafiqad listed lime, grape, persimmon, apple, turnip, mandarin, carrot and orange from the batches with higher chemical residues than allowed by Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development. Notably, the residue of Propargite used to kill spiders in Chinese mandarin

Mainland China’s Guangxi Region and Taiwan Agree on Agri-Investment Deals Worth US$330 Million

A delegation from south China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region left Taiwan on Wednesday [26 February 2014] after reaching six investment agreements worth 2 billion yuan (330 million U.S. Dollars).The contracts involved both cooperation projects and investments by Taiwanese companies in the fields of agriculture, logistics, agri-tourism and food processing, said a statement from the regional

China’s “Green” Timber Producers are Struggling on the Domestic Market

Forest farms and timber producers that have green certificates to trade internationally are having a difficult time selling their eco-friendly products on the domestic market. The certificates, issued to help consumers choose products that meet social and environmental standards, are not as sought after among Chinese consumers as they are in Europe. Chen Qinglai, a

South China Officials Detect Two Types of Harmful Snails in an Australian Rapeseed Shipment

For the first time, bodies of a harmful snail have been found in a batch of imported rapeseed at a port in South China, authorities said. Lots of bodies of Cochlicella Barbara were recently found in cargo at the port in Fangchenggang, in the Guangxi Zhuang autonomous region…Full Article: China Daily Dec 2013 Key point