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Irish meat trade in China mission

Irish meat trade in China mission

By Carina Perkins

Irish meat industry representatives have joined other food industry and government representatives on a large-scale trade mission to China.

Northern Ireland meat targets Chinese market

Northern Ireland meat targets Chinese market

By Alyson Magee

China is driving global prices for sheepmeat (as well as beef and pork), offering unlimited potential for exporters gaining access to the lucrative market, delegates at last week’s Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland’s (LMC) conference...

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

Argentina denies non-compliance to WTO regulations

By Melodie Michel

Argentina has rejected a joint statement issued by 14 World Trade Organisation (WTO) members, asking it to remove the import restrictions it recently implemented, as “unjustified”.

China’s pork sector: A global powerhouse

China’s pork sector: A global powerhouse

By Liz Bonsall, Promar International

China is now clearly the world’s largest player in the global pork industry and produces and consumes over half of all pork in the world. While Chinese prices are currently soaring, due to a combination of increasing corn prices and strong domestic demand,...

Tensions grow as Taiwan strengthens beef controls

Tensions grow as Taiwan strengthens beef controls

By Melodie Michel

The Taiwanese government has created confusion among meat importers by increasing ractopamine controls on imported beef, two weeks after proposing to relax the ban on the controversial additive.

China develops organic meat sector

China develops organic meat sector

By Mark Godfrey, in Beijing

China’s organic meat producers are increasingly targeting the country’s growing middle class, but prices remain high and standards confusing.

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

Focus on New Zealand

Changing landscape for New Zealand exports

By Carina Perkins

The EU is still New Zealand’s most important export market for chilled lamb, but the balance is shifting as the country opens up new avenues.