China

Meat processors laud ‘positive step’ for access to China

Meat processors laud ‘positive step’ for access to China

The signing of formal protocols which have advanced the case for the export of sheepmeat and breeding pigs to China...

September 20, 2021

Bord Bia ‘ready to hit the ground running’ in China

Bord Bia ‘ready to hit the ground running’ in China

Bord Bia has welcomed the signing of formal protocols which have advanced the case for the export of sheepmeat and...

September 18, 2021

Protocols signed for sheepmeat and breeding pig access to China

Protocols signed for sheepmeat and breeding pig access to China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has announced that “significant advances” have been made in gaining access...

September 18, 2021

Growing Chinese beef imports a ‘lost opportunity’ for Ireland

Growing Chinese beef imports a ‘lost opportunity’ for Ireland

The suspension of beef exports from Brazil to China presents both significant opportunities and threats to Irish beef – with...

September 9, 2021

Brazil beef trade to China expected to resume in next fortnight

Brazil beef trade to China expected to resume in next fortnight

The resumption of the beef trade from Brazil to China has been forecast as “more than probable” in the next...

September 8, 2021

‘Huge opportunity’ for Irish beef to return to China – IFA

‘Huge opportunity’ for Irish beef to return to China – IFA

The decision by the Brazilian authorities to stop beef exports to China presents a “huge opportunity” for the Irish beef...

September 6, 2021

Fonterra sells joint venture farms in China in €52m deal

Fonterra sells joint venture farms in China in €52m deal

Kiwi dairy giant Fonterra is set to net NZ$88 million (€52 million) through the sale of two joint venture (JV)...

June 28, 2021

‘China continues to drive global sheepmeat trade’

‘China continues to drive global sheepmeat trade’

During a recent sheep webinar, Seamus McMenamin of Bord Bia spoke about how China continues to drive the global sheepmeat...

June 27, 2021

Irish beef access discussed with Chinese foreign minister

Irish beef access discussed with Chinese foreign minister

A “substantial and productive discussion” – which included the topic of Irish beef exports to China – was held between...

June 1, 2021

Former ag minister calls for urgent resumption of beef trade to China

Former ag minister calls for urgent resumption of beef trade to China

Fianna Fáil TD for Cavan and Monaghan, and former agriculture minister, Brendan Smith, has called for an update on the...

May 27, 2021

China: Calls for ‘renewed effort’ to reopen Irish beef exports

China: Calls for ‘renewed effort’ to reopen Irish beef exports

Next week marks a year since Irish beef exports to China were suspended and there are calls now for a...

May 19, 2021

Virtual trade mission: ‘Ongoing dialogue’ on access of Irish beef exports to China

Virtual trade mission: ‘Ongoing dialogue’ on access of Irish beef exports to China

An “intensive series of virtual trade engagements” has been held between an Irish delegation and existing and potential customers in...

March 29, 2021

Government urged to prioritise putting Irish beef ‘back on the menu’ in China

Government urged to prioritise putting Irish beef ‘back on the menu’ in China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue and the government have been called on to “now redouble their...

March 24, 2021

China, Japan, Thailand to be priority areas for trade in 2021 – Heydon

China, Japan, Thailand to be priority areas for trade in 2021 – Heydon

China, Japan, Thailand and Vietnam are among the priority areas of focus for trade agreements for 2021, according to minister...

January 13, 2021

Feed price increases will hit pig farmers’ bottom line immediately

Feed price increases will hit pig farmers’ bottom line immediately

The imminent hike in grain and compound feed prices will hit pig farmer margins almost immediately, according to Irish Farmers’...

January 8, 2021

Leaders emphasise ‘need to improve market access’ for agri-food sector in EU-China talks

Leaders emphasise ‘need to improve market access’ for agri-food sector in EU-China talks

EU leaders have emphasised “the need to improve market access for EU traders” in sectors such as agri-food, during talks with...

December 31, 2020

Covid-19 contributes to Chinese paperwork delay regarding Irish beef exports

Covid-19 contributes to Chinese paperwork delay regarding Irish beef exports

Minister of State at the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine (DAFM) Martin Heydon has said that the Covid-19...

December 17, 2020

Government urged to intensify efforts to reopen Chinese market for beef

Government urged to intensify efforts to reopen Chinese market for beef

The government “at the highest level” has been called on by Meat Industry Ireland (MII) to intervene in a diplomatic...

December 17, 2020