International Trade

Chilled beef exports from the US increased by 40%

Korea and Japan the top buyers of US beef

By Oscar Rousseau

Asian markets outside of China, notably South Korea and Japan, were the biggest buyers of US beef in July, according to trade data from the US Meat Export Federation. 

America is clawing back its share of Japan's beef market as Australia loses ground

US beef growing in Japan

By Oscar Rousseau

US beef exporters continue to gain market share as they battle with Australia for dominance in Japan, despite the favourable tariffs enjoyed by Australia’s producers, according to trade data.

Philip Hammond: UK-China relations are 'more important than ever'

UK reportedly exploring free trade agreement with China

By Oscar Rousseau

British Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond is rumoured to have started negotiations with China over a multi-billion pound free trade agreement (FTA), only possible once Brexit is realised. 

Here's what Brexit could mean for food and drink manufacturers

Brexit Exclusive

Brexit: what it means for food and drink manufacturers

By Michael Stones

As food and drink manufacturers study the impact of British voters’ historic decision to quit the EU, we explore how the vote may impact on the sector’s prosperity, based on the predictions of two leading campaigners – on either side of the argument –...

Rusts are a common fungal disease of plants, including many of Australia's cereal and horticultural crops

China and America play leading role in spreading invasive species

By Richard Whitehead

Wealthy countries such as China and America pose the greatest threat to global crop production by being leading sources of invasive species, according to Australian research, which also found that sub-Saharan African countries are most at risk.

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Polish push new apple types to UAE market

By Eliot Beer

Polish apple producers shut out of the Russian market are turning to the UAE, but now face challenges from long-held consumer expectations, according to the head of the Polish Fruit Union.

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