China

Japan has been using Chinese social media to promote its popular Kobe beef

Meat firms should target China’s tourists

By Mark Godfrey

Hotel chains like Hilton, InterContinental and Sheraton and airlines like Air Asia, Air China and Cathay Pacific have been busy expanding their operations in China to capture the rise in outbound tourist numbers due to stronger incomes and a stronger...

Chinese demand for fresh food from Europe may require investment on the trade route

Chinese demand for fresh expected to grow

By Chloe Ryan

China’s growing appetite for fresh food imported from Europe will require significant investment in cold supply chains throughout the main rail route, a new report from Rabobank and the agricultural university of Wageningen UR has revealed. 

An additional four companies are expected to gain access to China following the signing of this new memorandum

Belgium signs pork meat export deal with China

By Carmen Paun, in Brussels

Belgium’s agriculture minister Willy Borsus signed a memorandum with Chinese authorities this week that could see the number of Belgian companies exporting pork meat to China increase in the next few months.

 The country will relaunch frozen pork exports to China

Romania to relaunch pork exports to China

By Jaroslaw Adamowski in Warsaw

The Romanian Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced that the country will relaunch frozen pork exports to China.

Hungary becomes the 15th country with access to the Chinese pork market

Hungary begins pork knuckle supply to China

By Mark Godfrey

It may be a modest shipment but it is a start: 25.68 tons of frozen pork knuckle landed at Tianjin port recently – likely the first shipment from Hungary under a new deal signed last year to grant Hungary access to the Chinese market for pork.

Interest shown to date has yet to lead to formal investment offers or talks

Chinese investors cast eyes on Denmark meat sector

By Gerard O’Dwyer, in Helsinki

Leading Danish meat processing companies, including Danish Crown, Hanegal and Skare Meat Packers, are attracting renewed acquisitive interest from industrial groups in China.

Michael Sondergaard described the opportunities in China and how to make the most of them

Tulip director reveals how to crack Chinese market

By Oli Haenlein

China is currently undergoing a ‘second industrial revolution’ with the country’s growing demand for meat offering huge opportunities for Western suppliers, said a Tulip director at Eblex’s annual conference.

The visit will include full systems and plant audits of all aspects of the beef inspection system in Ireland

China to send inspection team to Ireland

By Georgi Gyton

Ireland’s beef industry has moved one step closer to gaining a share of the Chinese market, by securing an agreement for a formal inspection team to visit the country in December.

Devro said lower production costs in the US could save £8m annually

Devro highlights progress in China

By Georgi Gyton

Scottish collagen casing manufacturer Devro said it had made "significant progress" on its business developments in China, in its interim results for the six months to 30 June 2014.

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