Australian Wild Abalone targets $9.6m in funds for China marketing

Undercurrent News Collaborative nationwide brand Australian Wild Abalone (AWA) is hoping to raise AUD 12 million ($9.6m) in industry funding for the next stage of its China market plan, revealed Jayne Gallagher, managing director of market development consultancy Honey & Fox. Over the past few years AWA was formed to combat a significant loss of […]

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Gfresh VP: ‘Never been easier to launch a brand in China’

Undercurrent News The booming nature of e-commerce and “new retail” in China means it has never been easier to launch a brand there, according to Anthony Wan, co-founder and vice president of Gfresh. New payment methods like Alipay — which can now be used to pay with a mobile device in even the smallest shops in […]

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Clearwater Seafoods Sees ‘Long-Term Opportunity’ in China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Alizila] Tom Brennan – September 12, 2017 Over the past 40-plus years, Clearwater Seafoods has established itself as North America’s largest vertically integrated harvester, processor and distributor of premium shellfish. The company now sells 80 million pounds annually to more than 40 countries. But something happened in 2015 that prompted a major shift in […]

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Thailand Now Exporting Live Shrimp to China by Air, Facilitated by Rapid Customs Clearance

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [CQ] translated by Amy Zhong – September 11, 2017 On the morning of Sept. 1, a flight loaded with live shrimp took off from Phuket Island, Thailand, at 1:20 am and arrived at Chongqing, China, at 6 am. They were examined through a fast inspection lane before being available in local seafood markets and […]

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China Becoming Important Market for Vietnamese Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Vietnam News Brief Service] September 5, 2017 China is a lucrative market for Vietnamese seafood products thanks to its large population but it is also an unstable market requiring Vietnamese exporters to be cautious, said experts at a seminar on seafood exports held in Ho Chi Minh City on Aug 30. At a workshop […]

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Vietnam’s Shrimp Exports to China Surge 30% in First Half of Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [VietnamPlus] – August 10, 2017 Vietnam’s shrimp exports to China reached 282.9 million USD in January-June, representing a year-on-year rise of 30 percent, according to the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). The association forecast further growth in shrimp export to China, a key market for many Vietnamese shrimp exporters, this year. […]

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Qingdao Clears Live Lobsters from Canada in 40 Minutes

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Seafood News] translated by Amy Zhong – August 11, 2017 In July, 703 kg (1,550 pounds) of live lobsters were flown from Canada to Qingdao Liuting International Airport — the largest batch of live lobsters imported to Qingdao airport this year. The airport customs agents were able to hasten relevant procedures and clear the seafood […]

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Scottish Salmon Producers See Jump in Demand from China

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [The Herald] by Iain Smith August 15, 2017 Scottish salmon exports have skyrocketed following a spike in popularity across Far East Asia. Interest from Japan and Taiwan has helped drive sales, with figures showing a record £346 million-worth of salmon exported in the first half of 2017. The numbers represent a 70 per cent […]

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Aussie seafood exports to China surge on lower tariffs

undercurrentnews.com Australian seafood exporters are making good on lower Chinese import tariffs this year, although they still export more to the Asian giant through third countries, especially Vietnam. From January to April, Australia exported rock lobster, abalone, mussels and other seafood products to the tune of $66.7 million to China, more than during the whole of […]

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