Belarus Hopes to Get Chinese Trade Approval for Meat and Dairy Products

Belarus hopes to enter the Chinese market with a proposal of a wide choice of food products, Belarus’ Agriculture and Food Minister Leonid Zayats told media on 28 September, BelTA has learned. “34 dairies are currently open for supplies to the Chinese market. Six more meat and one baby food companies are pending decision,” the

Hong Kong Blocks Potential Poultry Imports from Togo Over H5N1 Bird Flu Outbreak

Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced a total ban on the importation of poultry meat and products, including poultry eggs from Togo effective Friday August 26…Full Article: AfricaNews Aug 2016 Key Point According to a representative of Hong Kong’s CFS, Hong Kong has no formal import protocols for Togolese poultry meat and

Concerns Over the Sale of Drowned Hogs and Poultry After Flooding in China

Severe flooding across large parts of the country has raised fresh concerns about food safety. Since the rainy season began in early June, millions of domestic animals have been washed away in flooding, authorities said…Full Article: Xinhua July 2016 Key Point As a result of flooding from mid-June to early July 2016, Anhui Province lost

China Opens Market to Argentine Grapes

Argentina is exploring expanded economic, commercial ties with China, the Argentinean Foreign Ministry said Wednesday [13 July 2016]. Argentinean and Chinese authorities concluded on July 11-12 a complete revision of the two countries’ trade and investment agreements during the 20th meeting of the two countries’ Joint Economic and Commercial Commission (COMIXTA) in Beijing…Full Article: China

Alibaba’s Taobao Live-Streams Agricultural Products in Chongqing Municipality

Working staff of Taobao, one of China’s leading e-commerce platforms, attach an identification code to a chicken during live-streaming of their products in southwest China’s Chongqing Municipality, May 30, 2016. In order to help consumers have a direct understanding of goods they want to buy, Taobao kicked off its live-streaming for agricultural products in Tujia-Miao

Hong Kong Bans Poultry Imports from northern Karnataka State, southern India, Over H5N1 Outbreak

The Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department announced today (May 13) that in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in Bidar District, Karnataka State of India, it has banned the import of poultry meat

China to Invest in Kazakhstan’s Food Processing Industry

The central Asian country of Kazakhstan is the world’s eighth-largest wheat exporter, but its soviet-era agriculture industry lacks the ability to turn agriculture resources into cash. This is why when Chinese companies offered to invest 1.9 billion U.S. dollars to upgrade Kazakh food processing industry with 19 projects such as tomato, chicken and meat processing

Construction Begins for Chinese Financed Agricultural Project in Central Uganda

First, they sold us their made-in-China goods; then they came to build our roads; then they rode on the roads into our shops, hotels and supermarkets; and now the Chinese are in Uganda’s gardens growing food to sell abroad. The latest evidence that China is digging in came last Tuesday in Ngaaju-Ndibilungi village, Butambala sub-county