China Cuts Tariff Rates on Large Range of Imported Seafood

SEAFOODNEWS.COM   by John Sackton and Amy Zhong  January 11, 2016 China’s Ministry of Finance announced a significant range of tariff reductions on seafood products, to take effect January 1, 2017. The move is part of a Chinese government policy to normalize seafood imports in recognition that imported seafood has become popular with domestic consumers. […]

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Signs point to Surging Market for High-End Imported Seafood in China This New Year

SEAFOODNEWS.COM  [Finance East]  Translated by Amy Zhong with Additional Material from John Sackton    January 12, 2016 Sales of High end imported seafood including items such as lobster, king crab, salmon, Dungeness crabs and Argentinean shrimp appear to be surging in China prior to the Chinese New Year on January 28th. For lobsters, unlike 2016 […]

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VASEP Expects China to Overtake the US as Top Market for Pangasius Exports

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Viet Nam News] – January 13, 2017 China will replace the U.S. as the biggest importer of Vietnam-sourced pangasius in 2017, said the Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers (VASEP). In the fourth quarter of last year, China, including Hong Kong, overtook U.S, pangasius imports from Vietnam, the association said. In August-September last […]

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Atlantic Canada’s Seafood Industry Gets a Boost as China Lowers Tariffs

SEAFOODNEWS.COM [CBC News] By Paul Withers – January 16, 2017 Tariffs on seafood products will be reduced on average from 11 to 5 per cent in 2017 Atlantic Canada’s seafood industry is starting 2017 with a boost for the bottom line thanks to lower tariffs on seafood entering the booming China market. The Jan. 1, […]

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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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