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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

Agriculture minister says PGI for Irish Whiskey and Cream will protect exports to China

Agriculture minister says PGI for Irish Whiskey and Cream will protect exports to China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine, Charlie McConalogue has welcomed the news that the written procedure for concluding the...

November 24, 2020

Irish whiskey included in list of PGIs to be recognised by China

Irish whiskey included in list of PGIs to be recognised by China

Irish whiskey has been included in a list of EU protected geographic indications (PGIs) that will be recognised by China...

November 23, 2020

Destructive characterisation of agri-business becoming farcical

Destructive characterisation of agri-business becoming farcical

Is the often negative characterisation from some quarters of Irish agri-business activity in the context of climate action accurate, contentious…or...

November 10, 2020

Boyle: ‘We’d like to develop a Chinese appetite for cheddar’

Boyle: ‘We’d like to develop a Chinese appetite for cheddar’

Teagasc is “enabling the food sector to be Brexit ready” with a series of investments – with particular focus on...

October 22, 2020

Fonterra sells its dairy farms in China in $555 million deal

Fonterra sells its dairy farms in China in $555 million deal

Fonterra has agreed to sell its China farms for a total of $555 million (€313.74 million), the New Zealand dairy...

October 5, 2020

Ireland ‘more than willing’ to increase trade with China – McConalogue

Ireland ‘more than willing’ to increase trade with China – McConalogue

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Charlie McConalogue has told the Chinese Ambassador that Ireland will be “more than...

October 1, 2020

China urges frozen food importers to avoid countries with severe Covid-19 outbreaks

China urges frozen food importers to avoid countries with severe Covid-19 outbreaks

China is warning its frozen food importers to avoid countries with high levels of Covid-19 cases after several imported products...

September 28, 2020

EU and China sign bilateral agreement to protect GIs

EU and China sign bilateral agreement to protect GIs

The EU and China have today (Monday, September 14) signed a “landmark agreement” protecting European geographical indications (GIs). The bilateral...

September 14, 2020

China selling off state reserves of frozen pork after severe production shortfall

China selling off state reserves of frozen pork after severe production shortfall

China is currently auctioning off 10,000t of frozen pork from its state reserve each week after a severe production shortfall...

August 26, 2020

China buying a ‘massive amount of soybeans and cattle to keep me happy’ – Trump

China buying a ‘massive amount of soybeans and cattle to keep me happy’ – Trump

The President of the United States, Donald Trump, has expressed delight at increasing demand for US food exports in China,...

August 17, 2020

Minister urged to ‘take personal interest’ in restarting beef exports to China

Minister urged to ‘take personal interest’ in restarting beef exports to China

Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine Dara Calleary is being called on to take a “personal interest” in restarting...

August 14, 2020