Sugarcane Producers in Guangxi Region Use Biological Pest Control Measures

Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China’s biggest producer of sugar, has reduced pesticide use by more than 30 tonnes since 2011 through biological pest control, local authorities said. Guangxi has used an army of Trichogramma chilonis, a kind of wasp, to combat sugarcane borers, in around 3 million mu (200,000 hectares) of low-yield fields over the

Chinese Food Producers Lament Lack of Access to Foreign Markets

China’s food producers are facing increased access certification barriers as overseas markets try to protect their own industries, putting pressure on Chinese exporters and squeezing their profits, business insiders said. Complicated attestation and strict access requests, including long approval periods and high fees, are being imposed on Chinese food products in foreign markets, Wang Hongyu,

Commodity Report: Sugar & Syrups

Overview An estimated 1 million to 2 million metric tons (MTs) of sugar is smuggled into southern China due in part to high domestic sugar prices, high outside tariff-rate quotas, and bureaucratically induced non-tariff barriers that restrict the inflow of legal sugar imports From 2011 to 2015, China’s annual sugar imports skyrocketed from 3 million

China Launches Sugar Commodity Options in Zhengzhou

China’s second commodity options, white sugar options, started trading on Zhengzhou Commodity Exchange Wednesday [19 April 2017]. “Businesses can now use a combination of investment tools including spot contracts, futures contracts, and options to manage risks more effectively,” said Ma Wensheng, chairman of Xinhu Futures, a Shanghai-based futures brokerage firm…Full Article: Xinhua Apr 2017 Key

The Dalian Commodity Exchange Launches New Soymeal Futures Options, Sugar Options Expected Next

Dalian Commodity Exchange launched new soymeal futures options on Friday [31 March 2017] – the first commodity options in China – offering one more hedging tool for investors, as well as soybean processing firms. The exchange is also considering launching futures options for more commodities, such as corn and soybeans, according to Wang Fenghai, managing