China to lower import tariffs for popular seafood products on Jan. 1

December 29, 2016 http://www.undercurrentnews.com China will lift the seafood sector from its mid-January blues by lowering import tariffs for a host of popular seafood products, including coldwater shrimp, crab, pollock and six species of frozen tuna. China will lower tariffs by 3-7% on ten different seafood products, saving importers millions of dollars each year in […]

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Thai Union to launch King Oscar online in China after Century sale

http://www.undercurrentnews.com Thai Union Group’s sale of shares in a former joint venture with Century Pacific Food (CNPF) in China will be followed by a launch of King Oscar branded products in January 2017. The Bangkok, Thailand-based company has established Thai Union China, a 100% owned subsidiary, the company’s Faisal Sheikh, managing director of emerging markets, […]

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Thai Union Quits China Tuna Partnership to Make Solo Splash

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Nikkei Report] by Yukako Ono – December 27, 2016 BANGKOK — Top canned tuna processor Thai Union Group is selling its stake in a joint venture in China to Philippine partner Century Pacific Group, taking a temporary step back from the world’s largest seafood market. Although the divestment appears out of character for a […]

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Northern China Inland Port Receiving Live Russian King Crab for First Time

  SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] Translated by Amy Zhong – December 27, 2016 Over 2,000 live Russian king crab were shipped from Vladivostok to the northern Chinese port of Dongning by truck earlier this month. It was the first time overland shipment from Russia to China’s northernmost province of Helongjiang was made. Dongning’s Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau has finished the […]

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Beijing’s Imports of Fresh Salmon Explode as Inspection System, Distribution Improves

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [CS.com] Translated by Amy Zhong Beijing’s import of fresh salmon increased by over twenty times in 2016 thanks to the new policies of the local inspection and quarantine bureau. Beijing has imported 3,705 tons of fresh salmon from this January to November. The number is 24 times of the total import in 2015. This […]

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Norway, China normalize trade; resume free trade negotiations

December 19, 2016, 10:42 am Undercurrent News Norway’s government has announced a full normalization of trade with China, and added that efforts to settle a free trade agreement have resumed. “This is good news for us in the seafood industry,” said Geir Ove Ystmark, CEO of the Norwegian Seafood Federation. “China is the world’s most populous […]

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