Hungry Chinese market appeals to Vietnam with USDA equivalency looming

February 27, 2017 Undercurrent News Neil Ramsden Certain sources within the pangasius sector feel that, faced with the possible difficulties of meeting US Department of Agriculture (USDA) import requirements, Vietnam could look to take advantage of growing Chinese demand this year. US Congress has considered repealing the change to the US farm bill which shifted […]

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New Zealand rock lobster prices quadruple on Chinese demand surge, FTA deal

February 27, 2017, 9:55 am Undercurrent News Louis Harkell Chinese demand for New Zealand rock lobster has driven up prices by almost four-fold in a little over ten years, in a testament to Chinese middle-class’ buying power and the value of the China-New Zealand free trade agreement (FTA). A kilo of New Zealand rock lobster now […]

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Major Australian Exporter Notes “Unprecedented” Demand for Tasmanian Rock Lobster in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Advocate] by Rob Inglis – February 8, 2017 There’s a motion in the ocean as Chinese demand for Tasmanian rock lobster is growing. Tasmanian Rock Lobster Fishermen’s Association chief executive John Sansom said this could partly be attributed to the fact that red was a lucky colour in China. In fact, the Chinese […]

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China Changing from Largest Seafood Exporter to Largest Seafood Importer

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Shuichan News] Translated by Amy Zhong February 10, 2017China is changing from the largest global seafood exporter to the largest global seafood importer with full government support.   This has significant implication for both fishing policy, where the government plans to restrict harvests, and for tariff policy, where the government has already reduced some […]

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Affluent China Emerges as Vietnam’s Major Seafood Buyer

Seafood producers in Vietnam are expected to cash in on China’s rising consumption. China’s growing appetite will significantly increase Vietnamese seafood exports this year, industry insiders say. The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP) forecast that the neighboring country’s seafood imports will hit a record high of more than $1 billion in 2017. […]

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