Policy-Related News

2020.05.08
7
Chinese buyers booked deals to purchase 378,000 tonnes of U.S. soybeans, the U.S. Agriculture Department said on Tuesday, even as the Trump administration considers new tariffs to punish China for the coronavirus outbreak. Private exporters reported to the government that 136,000 tonnes of...
2020.04.28
6
Australia’s government said on Wednesday it will spend A$110 million ($67.40 million) to subsidize air freight for exports of agricultural products after flights were severely disrupted due to the global coronavirus pandemic. About 90% of Australian air freight is usually transported in planes...
2020.04.28
5
Australian Ambassador Pablo Kang has met Cambodian Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries HE Veng Sakhon to discuss strengthening agricultural exports and how Australia can assist boosting local food security and rural incomes. The meeting was held at the Ministry’s headquarters in...
2020.04.28
10
South Korea has made Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) certification mandatory for all foreign food facilities exporting into the country, in an effort to tighten its control over imported food safety hazards. Previously, the standard operating procedure for foreign food...
2020.04.28
8
Japan’s agriculture workforce has been steadily declining for the past thirty years, and a recent report by the USDA has highlighted the country’s dependency on foreign workers, despite them only making up 2 per cent of the total workforce. According to the report, Japan’s foreign farm workforce...
2020.04.22
9
A batch of Taiwanese pineapples from Pingtung County on Tuesday (April 14) left for Japan, where the fruits will be sold at more than 300 branches of a major supermarket chain. As the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic inflicts substantial damage on the Taiwanese agriculture industry, Seiyu...
2020.04.22
9
Vietnam has decided to raise its white rice exports quota for April to 500,000 tonnes from 400,000 tonnes, the government said on Wednesday. The extra 100,000 tonnes is the rice that had been transported to ports prior to March 24, when the government announced a ban on rice exports to make sure...
2020.04.22
7
Malaysia's largest palm oil producing state, Sabah, has temporarily halted palm operations in one area after 11 cases of the new coronavirus were found there, the Bernama state news agency reported on Sunday. Palm plantations and mills in Felda Sahabat, operated by the world's largest crude palm...

Pages