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Agribusiness / Food in Eastern Asia

  • Africa And Middle East Famines: How China Can Do More

    CHINA, 2017/07/09 The unprecedented outbreak of famine early this year in Africa and the Middle East can be traced to conflict as the root cause. Can China step in to help mitigate the calamity through its Belt and Road initiative? Famine broke out in South Sudan in March 2017. At around the same time, the United Nations announced that Nigeria, Somalia and Yemen were as well on the verge of being hit by long draught, putting around 20 million at risk of starvation. The UN described this as an unprecedented humanitarian crisis and appealed to the international community to donate US$4.4 billion — with little success.
  • Mr. Junji Torigoe, President of Sagamiya Foods Co., Ltd.

    JAPAN, 2017/03/04 Japan is leading key developments in the world food processing industry, and Sagamiya Foods is a perfect example of a company taking tofu to the next level. We speak with Sagamiya president Mr. Junji Torigoe. These completed few weeks, international media outlets, such as Bloomberg, have questioned Prime Minister Abe’s reform schedule’s ability to stimulate the Japanese economy. What are your thoughts on this subject? What has been the impact on the economy, on your industry, and on Sagamiya Foods in particular?
  • Atlantic Canada's seafood industry gets a boost as China lowers tariffs

    CHINA, 2017/01/16 Atlantic Canada's seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost for the bottom line thanks to lower tariffs on seafood entering the booming China market. The Jan. 1, 2017, tariff cuts announced just before New Year's Day by China's ministry of commerce will benefit about a quarter of Canada's seafood exports to China. The exports to China were valued at $634 million as of October 2016. World Affairs Canada told CBC News crab, frozen halibut and albacore are part the export products most benefiting from the tariff reductions. Tariffs on these products will be reduced on average from 11 to five %, leaving additional money in the pockets of seafood companies in 2017.
  • Alberta beef and tourism to benefit from Trudeau's China deals

    CHINA, 2016/09/02 Alberta’s beef and tourism industries are part the sectors poised to benefit from a flurry of deals and agreements reached during Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s visit to China this week. On Thursday, the federal government announced the signing of 56 deals with China worth additional than $1.2 billion. Part those was a memorandum of considerate between Calgary-based beef marketing organization Canada Beef Inc. and Bright Haibo Invested Million, a subsidiary of Bright Food Group, the major food and beverage company in East Asia.
  • Hong Kong bans all poultry imports from bird flu hit Togo

    HONG KONG, 2016/08/27 Hong Kong’s Centre for Food Safety (CFS) has announced a total ban on the importation of poultry meat and products, inclunding poultry eggs from Togo effective Friday August 26. According to the CFS, the action was to protect public health in Hong Kong in view of a notification from the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) about outbreaks of highly pathogenic H5N1 avian influenza in the west African country.
  • A farmer in rural Sichuan Province tends to a fall harvest.

    CHINA, 2015/11/01 China's recent slowdown has raised widespread concerns that any weakening request there for goods and raw materials from the rest of the world could weigh on all world economy. But, so far, the slowdown doesn't seem to have dampened China's appetite for imported food. Though its economy has cooled markedly from once red-hot, double-digit increase, China's transformation from an agrarian economy remains a work in evolution. Slowing factory output, a recent stock market crash and the emergence of regional housing bubbles haven't diminished the No. 1 task facing Beijing's leaders: how to feed 1.4 billion people. Deng's grand experiment
  • Russia, Hong Kong and Angola were the major export destinations for pork from Brazil

    BRAZIL, 2014/02/13 Russia, Hong Kong and Angola were the major export destinations for pork from Brazil in January of this year, the president of the Brazilian Association of Industrial Pork Meat Production and Export (ABIPECS) said. According to Rui Eduardo Saldanha Vargas, in the initial month of the year Brazil exported 34,800 tons of pork, which was a year on year drop of 13.09 % and provided revenues of US$90.27 million. The president of ABIPECS said that Russia accounted for 34.56 % of foreign sales and for 41.36 % of revenues, followed by Hong Kong (26.48 % and 24.23 %) and Angola, with 11.61 % and 7.28 %, respectively.
  • Philippine government has prohibited the import and sale of 15 kinds of Taiwanese food products

    PHILIPPINES, 2013/06/11 The Philippine government has prohibited the import and sale of 15 kinds of Taiwanese food products that contain starch due to concerns over possible maleic-acid contamination. A presidential spokesman in Manila stressed yesterday that the ban was imposed for public safety and had nothing to do with the shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman that prompted sanctions from Taipei. The Food and Drug Government (FDA) of the Philippines announced the ban on the 15 foods on its official website.
  • 74 % of China’s poultry imports in 2011

    CHINA, 2013/03/07 Brazilian companies accounted for 74 % of China’s poultry imports in 2011, said the secretary of International Relation from the Brazilian Ministry for Agriculture, Farming and Supply.