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2020.10.15
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South Korea's exports of agricultural products rose 6.5 percent on-year in the January-September period, data showed Tuesday, on the back of strong overseas demand for kimchi and other traditional fermented products. Outbound shipments of agricultural goods reached $5.51 billion over the first...
2020.10.15
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Malaysian companies should explore emerging markets such as Ukraine in finding new buyers, International Trade and Industry (MITI) deputy minister Datuk Lim Ban Hong said in his speech at a webinar titled Malaysia-Ukraine: New Markets New Opportunities (Post COVID-19). He emphasised that market...
2020.10.15
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Japan plans to set up a new bureau next year in an effort to significantly increase the country's exports of agricultural products, according to farm minister Kotaro Nogami. With the launch of what is tentatively called the Export and International Bureau at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry...
2020.09.10
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South Korea said Monday it has completed negotiations with Vietnam to ship paprika, a type of bell pepper, to the Southeast Asian country. Seoul had been negotiating with Hanoi since 2008 on export terms for paprika, whose outbound shipments currently depend heavily on neighboring Japan,...
2020.09.10
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A Taiwanese biodiversity database has compiled records of nearly 10 million wildlife sightings, making it the second-largest in Asia, with the vast majority of data coming from volunteers, according to the Council of Agriculture's (COA) Endemic Species Research Institute. The Taiwan Biodiversity...
2020.09.10
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Japan lost its disease-free status for classical swine fever Thursday for the first time in 13 years, a blow to local pig farmers trying to find new export destinations. Japan remains unable to contain the infectious disease two years after experiencing its first outbreak in 26 years at a pig...
2020.09.10
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Demand for Japan's signature crop, rice, has wilted under the triple whammy of the consumption tax hike, the pandemic-induced economic downturn, and high prices due to government policies that have restrained production. The country's demand for domestically produced rice has plunged by 220,000...
2020.09.10
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Taiwan’s agriculture authorities are using every means at their disposal to assuage public concern about the safety of pork from the U.S. that could contain ractopamine, an animal feed additive that promotes leanness. President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) announced last week the removal of the ban on...

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