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China soybean imports rise 18% through July as Brazilian cargoes arrive

07 Aug 2020

BEIJING China's soybean imports rose 18% this year through July versus a year ago, as large volumes of soybeans bought cheaply from top supplier Brazil arrived in the country, according to data from the General Administration of Customs.

Exclusive: China plans wheat, rice sales to tame surging corn prices - sources

21 Jul 2020

BEIJING China plans to sell rice and wheat from state reserves to animal feed producers who are struggling with high corn prices, which have soared more than 20% in some areas this year amid tightening supplies, three sources familiar with the matter said.

Chinese ports hit capacity as virus tests slow clearing: shippers

18 Jul 2020

BEIJING Testing of imported food for the novel coronavirus is pushing capacity at some major Chinese ports to their limit, major shippers told customers this week, warning of additional fees and possible diversions to other ports.

China suspends imports of Ecuador shrimp on coronavirus risk

11 Jul 2020

BEIJING/QUITO China on Friday said it was suspending imports from three Ecuadorean shrimp producers after detecting coronavirus in recent shipments, prompting one of the Ecuadorean producers to accuse China of "tarnishing the reputation" of the industry.

UPDATE 4-China suspends imports of Ecuador shrimp on coronavirus risk

10 Jul 2020

BEIJING/QUITO, July 10 China on Friday said it was suspending imports from three Ecuadorean shrimp producers after detecting coronavirus in recent shipments, prompting one of the Ecuadorean producers to accuse China of "tarnishing the reputation" of the industry.

China floods blamed for fresh African swine fever outbreaks

10 Jul 2020

BEIJING Outbreaks of deadly African swine fever are surging in some parts of southern China following heavy rains, analysts and industry sources said, in what could be a big setback for Beijing's goal of replenishing pork supplies.

China floods blamed for fresh African swine fever outbreaks

10 Jul 2020

* Sow inventories in south, southwest China fell in June -analyst

Exporters say China soy buyers want guarantee of coronavirus-free cargoes

24 Jun 2020

BEIJING/CHICAGO China's soybean buyers are asking exporters to sign a letter guaranteeing their cargoes are not contaminated with the novel coronavirus, U.S., Brazilian and Canadian soy industry officials said on Tuesday.

UPDATE 3-Exporters say China soy buyers want guarantee of coronavirus-free cargoes

24 Jun 2020

BEIJING/CHICAGO, June 23 China's soybean buyers are asking exporters to sign a letter guaranteeing their cargoes are not contaminated with the novel coronavirus, U.S., Brazilian and Canadian soy industry officials said on Tuesday.

Food exporters to China asked to declare produce is coronavirus-free

19 Jun 2020

BEIJING China's customs authority has asked food exporters to the country to sign a declaration their produce is not contaminated by the novel coronavirus, three people who received a letter said on Friday.

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