International Trade

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.

A potential trade war between Donald Trump and Xi Jinping may hit pork trade

US-China trade war threat analysed

By Oscar Rousseau

The threat of a trade war between two of the world’s most powerful countries China and the United States is low, but analysts warn it could dramatically damage pork trade.

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China could retaliate to US posturing as trade crisis brews

By RJ Whitehead

A trade dispute hovering between China and America has the potential to become a fully fledged trade war, especially while western trade ministers grapple to find ways to ward off new Chinese regulations that they say amount a fresh barrier of trade.

Both the BBPA & the UK government are focusing on export potential for British Beer. pic:iStock/maury75

‘It’s been a great year for beer exports, but we can certainly do more’: BBPA

British beer exports to China up 500%

By Rachel Arthur

British beer exports to China have increased by 500%, according to figures published by HMRC, while beer exports overall rose by 6% in 2016.

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Death by 1,000 regulations: China’s policy of legislative attrition

By Paul O'Brien

China accession to the WTO was granted in 2001 and built on the foundations of the previous generation's great sacrifice during the industrial and agricultural revolutions, and the great economic reforms and opening-up of the 1980s. The final acceptance...

Disappointment for Indian rice exporters

Market update

Disappointment for Indian rice exporters

By RJ Whitehead

Indian basmati rice prices have risen 20% since the end of November, based on hopes that Iran will resume rice imports during the July-November harvest season, following a ban last year. 

Leadsom (left) with ’s Elsa Fairbanks and Nairn’s Oatcake’s Kate Birrell

DEFRA’s food export policy to China under fire

By Matt Atherton

Environment secretary Andrea Leadsom’s plan to export more British food and drink products to China has been criticised by a panel of industrialists from the sector, members of which claimed even the most experienced exporters would struggle to break...

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