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

Japan Asks China to Lift Fukushima-related Import Ban on Agricultural Products

Japan urged China on Monday [21 March 2016] to scrap import restrictions on farm, forestry and fisheries products that were put in place after the Fukushima nuclear crisis erupted in March 2011. Kazuyoshi Honkawa, vice minister of agriculture, forestry and fisheries, made the request at a bilateral subcabinet-level dialogue in Beijing on agricultural issues. The

Japanese Brewer and Distillery, Suntory, to End its JV with China’s Tsingtao Brewery

Japan’s Suntory Holdings plans to dissolve its joint ventures with China’s second-largest beer maker Tsingtao Brewery Co, and reallocate its resources to the wine market amid a slowing Chinese economy, the Japanese company said on Monday [19 October 2015]. Suntory will sell its entire 50 percent stakes in two joint ventures in production and sales

China Allows Anti-Dumping Duties on Rubber Imports to Expire

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOC) said Sunday [7 September 2014] it would waive anti-dumping measures on rubber imported from Russia, Japan and the Republic of Korea (ROK) beginning Monday [8 September 2014]. The ministry said it has received no expiry review request from Chinese industries to extend the anti-dumping measures, which expire Sunday, and

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from Kumamoto Prefecture, Southern Japan, over H5 Bird Flu

Hong Kong’s Center for Food Safety on Monday announced that it had banned the import of poultry and poultry products, including poultry eggs, from Kumamoto Prefecture of Japan with immediate effect. The move was taken for the protection of Hong Kong’s public and animal health as the center received notification from the Japanese authorities about

Amazon.cn Launches Pick-Up Service in 24/7 Convenience Outlets in Shanghai

Amazon.cn announced that it has cooperated with FamilyMart retail convenience stores in the launch of a pick-up service in Shanghai. Nearly 100 pick-up sites will be launched in the first wave, covering most areas in the city…Full-text article: ChinaTechNews Apr 2013 Key point FamilyMart, a Japanese-owned convenience store chain, entered the Chinese market in 2004