Food processing

Meat and meat products

Canada beats U.S. in pork sales to China - feet, elbows and all

Canada has overtaken the United States as the top North American supplier of pork to China as farmers and meat packers in both nations battle for lucrative shares of the biggest global market. Canada’s pork sales to China, after a sharp rise last year, exceeded ...

Exports to grow 8% on value-added items

The value of Thai food exports is projected to grow by 8% this year to reach US$26 billion thanks to more value-added food items and higher global demand. Malee Choklumlerd, director-general of the International Trade Promotion Department, said Thailand shipped about $24 billion worth of ...

How should Vietnam behave after the US abandons TPP?

Anti-globalization and protectionist attitudes are increasing in some countries, but Vietnam still has an open economy. This means big challenges for Vietnam in upcoming days. US President Donald Trump on January 23 officially pulled out of the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, a move that The New ...

Laos buys fewer Thai goods after VAT at Friendship Bridge

Laotians have spent less money on goods in Thailand after Vientiane imposed a 10% value-added tax late last year, a Lao customs official said on January 26. Soutchai Inthavong, deputy chief of the customs international checkpoint at the Friendship Bridge, said the number of Laotians ...

Urban FMCG market rising as rural market sees lower growth

2016’s GDP reaching 6.21 per cent fell short of the target of 6.5 per cent but CPI was controlled at 2.67 per cent, lower than the targeted 3-4 per cent. Retail sales of consumer goods also maintained double digit growth, at 10 per cent on ...

Fixing food loss with disruptive tech

Most wasted food perishes before it has even entered the consumer’s consciousness – between the farm and the supermarket shelf. A new initiative aims to change our food system by inspiring innovation and collaboration. The tragedy of food loss is best expressed in numbers: More than one-third ...

Food processing industry in Mekong Delta still not attracting investors

Though it is the country’s biggest granary and fishery area, exporting $30 billion worth of products each year, the Mekong Delta still cannot attract major investments. A report of the Ministry of Planning and Investment shows that Vietnam has attracted $290 billion worth of foreign direct ...

Institute: Thailand can be 'Top 5' food exporter

The National Food Institute says it plans to push Thailand to be among the top five food exporters within the next 20 years, with value rising to 6 trillion baht, says Nuttapon Nimmanphatcharin, the institute’s vice-president. Thailand ranks 13th among food exporters, with a value of ...

Strong demand boosts exports to CLMV

Exports to Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam continue to rise due to strong demand in the neighbouring countries, where the economies continue to grow, according to the Office of Industrial Economics. Ittichai Yotsi, director of the OIE’s Bureau of Industrial Economics Research, said exports to ...

Mongla: ‘the wildlife trafficking capital of the world’

Mongla lies on the border of the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwestern China and Shan State in northeastern Myanmar. Situated in the heart of the Golden Triangle, the city is known among other sad epithets as the wildlife trafficking capital of the world and for drugs, gambling, ...

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