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The United States Trade Representative and Taiwan have announced the two countries have reached a consensus on the negotiating mandate for the U.S.-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade. The negotiating mandate sets out the broad objectives of the two countries. The focus of the negotiations...
Mechanisation in agricultural production will help Vietnam become one of the top ten leading agricultural processing hubs in the world by 2050, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Tran Thanh Nam said on August 24. The deputy minister was speaking at AGRITECHNICA ASIA Live 2022,...
Japan's government wants young people to drink more alcohol in an effort to reverse declining sales, which it has blamed on demographic changes in the far-Eastern nation. The "Saka Viva!" campaign, launched by Japan's National Tax Agency, wants young people between ages 20 and 39 to come up with...
Startups in Thailand are focusing on insects to make animal feed, seeking to help alleviate increasing pressure on livestock farmers to move toward sustainability. "Insect-derived feed can be a solution to circular economy," said Peter Hamilton, CEO of Biovert Protein, a Thai startup developing...
The south-east Asian nation's water agency, the Public Utilities Board (PUB), teamed up with award-winning local craft brewery Brewerkz to produce the drink, which was first unveiled at a conference in 2018 and went on sale in supermarkets and at Brewerkz outlets in April. Named NEWBrew, the...
Taiwan's Council of Agriculture (COA) said Tuesday that China had temporarily halted imports of products from multiple Taiwanese food companies, in a move that is being viewed in some quarters as retaliation for the expected visit of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi. In a press...
After a period of chicken supply disruptions in Malaysia, the situation has stabilised after steps taken by the government, said Agriculture and Food Industries Minister Ronald Kiandee on Monday (Aug 1). He also told parliament that Malaysia is now in an oversupply situation and can export...
Vietnam is gaining a stronger foothold in the EU market, though the COVID-19 wreaked havocs on both sides, after the EU-Vietnam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) took effect in August 2020. The high-quality trade deal has enabled many Vietnamese enterprises to stand strong through the pandemic over...