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Brazil's agriculture minister Blairo Maggi said the move is 'good news' for meat exporters

Hong Kong restores Brazilian meat trade

By Oscar Rousseau

Hong Kong is the latest key importer to have lifted a ban on Brazilian meat, after China and Egypt eased restrictions earlier this week.

British beef exports to China worth millions of pounds move a step closer recently

British beef exports to China, worth millions, move closer

By Michael Stones

New British beef exports to China – potentially worth millions of pounds – moved a step closer recently, after Chinese officials visited Britain to judge levels of animal welfare and disease control measures.

Indonesia hopes to create more interest in buffalo meat

Indonesia looks to grow buffalo imports

By Aidan Fortune

The Indonesian Bureau of Logistics (Bulog) is promoting buffalo meat as an alternative to beef in an effort to keep prices down. 

Korea doubles snack imports in 10 years

Korea doubles snack imports in 10 years

By RJ Whitehead

South Korea has seen the volume of snack foods imported into the country almost double over the last decade to 121,100 tonnes last year.

Thai food companies advised to target booming Myanmar

Thai food companies advised to target booming Myanmar

By RJ Whitehead

Thailand’s industry ministry has advised small- and medium-sized food manufacturers to target Myanmar, which has ben witnessing a significant rise in imports from its eastern neighbour.

Embattled secretary pulls U-turn on self-sufficiency gaffe

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Embattled secretary pulls U-turn on self-sufficiency gaffe

By RJ Whitehead

The Philippines’ Department of Agriculture has “clarified” the blue-skies announcement by its secretary, Proceso Alcala, in which when he said the country would be in a position to stop importing rice next year.

Bans melt in Taiwanese plasticiser scandal

Bans melt in Taiwanese plasticiser scandal

By Ankush Chibber

Taiwanese food exports are finally free of all border controls in major target markets, with Malaysia being the latest to allow the former’s food products without plasticiser-free certification.

India must focus on domestic enzyme development to create value-added foods

Indian push on enzyme production

By Ankush Chibber

A top agriculture expert has urged Indian scientists to increase their efforts towards locally developing enzymes and microbes for application in food and beverage processing.

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