The private sectors of ASEAN member nations are preparing to build standards for organic products in order to reduce production costs and improve supply chain management.
Thailand’s Ministry of Commerce has reported that the country’s exports of fruits and vegetable to China surged 31 percent in the January-May period to 1.2 billion USD.
Some 8,269 facilities engaged in the production, supply, sale of food and in the catering system were registered in Azerbaijan by July 1 of this year, Goshgar Tahmazli, Chairman of Azerbaijan’s Food Safety Agency, said at a meeting with entrepreneurs organized by the American Chamber of Commerce in Azerbaijan (AmCham Azerbaijan) in Baku, Trend reports.
Environmentalists from around the world urged global leaders at the G20 summit on Friday not to “turn a blind eye” to what they called a “cruel assault on whales” planned by host Japan when it restarts commercial whaling next week.
Brunei hopes to reach a trade facilitation agreement on food and agricultural products with China in the near future, Brunei's Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Abdul Manaf said, adding that the agreement will help expand the country's food and agricultural products exports to China.
Belarus plans to get certified to export vegetables, fruit, flour and honey to China, Head of the Central Office for Foreign Economic Activities of the Belarusian Agriculture and Food Ministry Aleksei Bogdanov told the media on 13 May, BelTA has learned.
Supplies of Belarusian food products to China have increased from Br10 million to more than Br150 million over the past two years, Chairman of the Belarusian Chamber of Commerce and Industry Vladimir Ulakhovich said at the investment forum for companies of Belarus and China which took place in Minsk as part of the Belt and Road initiative, BelTA has learned.
Boosting counter-terrorism support for countries in West Africa has become one of Angela Merkel's main priorities on the continent. The chancellor has now pledged millions to improve security in the Sahel region.
China has agreed to import 400,000 tonnes of rice from Myanmar via sea, increasing its import quota for Myanmar rice from 100,000 tonnes currently, U Khin Maung Lwin, assistant secretary from the Ministry of Commerce (MOC), told The Myanmar Times. “Rice can be shipped to China soon,” he said.