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China to waive tariffs on some U.S. soybeans, pork

Goodwill gesture is aimed at helping soothe ongoing trade tensions between the two nations

China has confirmed that it will waive import tariffs for some soybeans and pork shipments from the United States, as the two sides try to thrash out a broader agreement to defuse their protracted trade war. The tariff waivers were based on applications by individual companies, the Finance Ministry said in a statement, citing a


A truck unloads soybeans imported from Brazil on the quay of a port in Nantong city, east China’s Jiangsu province.

Chinese importers scoop up Brazilian soybeans

Uncertainty over a U.S.-China trade deal has been causing buyers to lock up supplies

Chinese buyers scooped up at least 20 cargoes of Brazilian soybeans last week as uncertainty over a trade deal with the United States sent them rushing to lock in supplies, traders said Nov. 25. Importers also jumped on the new-crop Brazilian beans because of attractive margins, said two traders who declined to be identified. The purchases were for

China, France sign deals worth $15 bln during visit

Beijing | Reuters – China and France signed contracts totalling $15 billion during a visit by President Emmanuel Macron, a Chinese government official told a news briefing on Wednesday. Deals were struck in the fields of aeronautics, energy and agriculture, including approval for 20 French companies to export poultry, beef and pork to China. They also agreed to expand



Workers sit on a bed next to ducks at a farm in Jiaxiang county, Shandong province, China.

China’s duck farmers cash in as ASF disease slashes pork output

Cost-conscious catering firms are switching to supply schools and factories

Reuters – On a 30-hectare (74-acre) plot of land in China’s Shandong province poultry hub, more than half a million white-feathered ducks are busy eating, chattering and laying eggs to produce cheap meat for thousands of factory canteens. With birds already packed into around 60 open-sided buildings, farm owner Shenghe Group is expanding further, aiming

The African swine fever virus has reached every province in China.

China’s pig farms clean up to beat swine fever

Industry sees improved biosecurity in farms, transport as sales of disinfectants, truck washes soar

Reuters – A devastating outbreak of African swine fever that has killed millions of pigs in China is changing attitudes in a country where farm hygiene has often been seen as lax by international standards. From farms to feed mills to transport, people involved in the pork industry say biosecurity has been tightened, with sales



China’s ban on Canadian canola expands to Viterra

Beijing/Ottawa | Reuters — China expanded its ban on Canadian canola seed imports on Tuesday to include shipments from Viterra, the latest development in a wider trade dispute between the two countries. Viterra is the second canola exporter to have its registration cancelled, after Beijing halted shipments from top exporter Richardson International earlier this month.