China

Breakfast food has become a major battleground for fast-food chains like McDonald's

McDonald’s goes upmarket in China

By Mark Godfrey

There are clear signs that the newly independent China arm of McDonald’s plans to squeeze more revenue out of its stores, even as it seeks to double its store count across China up to 2022.

Has Europe been out-muscled in Asia's lucrative pork market by the US and Brazil?

Pork flop: EU exports to Asia see downturn

By Oscar Rousseau

Has Asia lost its appetite for pork? Trade statistics for September show EU export sales to China, Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea have declined year-on-year.

Hong Kong will no longer be able to dine on South Korean chicken, following the trade suspension

News in brief

Hong Kong suspends poultry imports from Korea

By Aidan Fortune

The Hong Kong Centre for Food Safety (CFS) of the Food and Environmental Hygiene Department has announced that it has suspended imports of poultry meat and products from the Jeollabuk-do Province, Gyeongsangnam-do Province and Daegu Metropolitan City...

US neighbour Canada has warned it would not 'rush into' an agreement

TPP deal reached despite Canadian clamour

By Oscar Rousseau

An agreement has been stuck by 11 countries to revive the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal after US withdrawal earlier this year.

Momentum-building Chinese trade could be complimented by a big 'breakthrough' in Saudi Arabia

China to slash tax on Australian cattle

By Oscar Rousseau

Australia’s multi-million dollar livestock trade with China has been boosted by the Asian giant’s decision to axe a tax on slaughter cattle and sheep by 1 January 2019.

JD.com is the biggest e-commerce player in China, the world's largest consumer market

Chinese retailer to buy $1.2bn of US meat

By Oscar Rousseau

Montana Stock Growers Association (MSGA) has signed a beef supply deal with Chinese e-commerce giant JD.com, worth hundreds of millions of dollars in the next three years.

USMEF 'very concerned' about widening gap in duty rates between US and Australian beef

US beef exports enjoy September success

By Helen Gilbert

US beef exports “jumped substantially” in value in September despite hurricanes impacting Caribbean demand, latest figures compiled by the US Meat Export Federation (USMEF) for the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have revealed.

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

Chinese pork import market drops in 2016

By Aidan Fortune

The Chinese pork import market has fallen behind the exceptional performance of 2016 in recent months, according to a recent study by England’s AHDB Pork.

Shennong imports breeding pigs to boost herd

Shennong imports breeding pigs to boost herd

By Mark Godfrey

Chinese breeder and processor Shennong has announced plans to use imports of American breeding pigs to expand its packaged meat presence in one of China’s least developed but fastest growing consumer markets.