China’s AQSIQ to Be Dismantled and its Agencies to be Transferred to the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) and China Customs

On 17 March China’s National People’s Congress approved the most comprehensive government restructure in nearly 50 years…Full Article: Apr 2018 Key Point As a result of the government restructure, General Administration of Quality Supervision, Inspection and Quarantine (AQSIQ) will be dismantled and its duties merged between the newly created State Administration for Market Regulation

Chinese Imports of Fresh Milk, Soybeans, Wine, and Mutton Rose in 2014

China has long taken a cautious approach to controlling its staple grain import quota each year to ensure food security, but when it comes to other foodstuffs, overseas agricultural products are being warmly welcomed by the nation’s fast growing middle class. Thanks to the country’s fatter wallets and increasingly diverse diet, China imported 320,000 metric

China’s 2015 Cotton Imports Are Off to a Lackluster Start

Cotton imports slid 44.9 percent year-on-year to 161,200 metric tons in January, highlighting the challenges that domestic textile manufacturers face in a weak world market, said trade experts. He Jingtong, a professor of international trade at Nankai University in Tianjin, said that slack global market conditions have hit China’s labor-intensive industries, especially garment and textile

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