China has canceled major Canadian agribusiness Richardson International Ltd's registration to ship canola to China. | File photo

China blocks canola shipments from Canada’s Richardson: customs document

UPDATED – March 5, 2019 – 1400 CST – BEIJING/KABUL, March 5 (Reuters) – China has canceled Canadian agribusiness Richardson International Ltd’s registration to ship canola to China, the company said on Tuesday, the latest sign of tensions between Ottawa and Beijing. It was not immediately clear why exports to China by Richardson, the world’s […] Read more

China April soybean imports unexpectedly drop due to VAT change

BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s April soybean imports fell to 6.9 million tonnes, much lower than expected, as arrivals were delayed because of tougher port inspections and a tax change, said traders and analysts. The 13.7 percent drop from a year ago to less than 7 million tonnes caught the market by surprise. China had been […] Read more


China said on Tuesday it will slap a hefty temporary deposit on imports of U.S. sorghum after finding the U.S. grain has damaged the domestic industry in a preliminary antidumping ruling, stirring trade tensions between the world's top two economies. | Twitter/@XHNews photo

As trade spat grows, China hits U.S. sorghum imports with hefty deposit

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday it will slap a hefty temporary deposit on imports of U.S. sorghum after finding the U.S. grain has damaged the domestic industry in a preliminary antidumping ruling, stirring trade tensions between the world’s top two economies. CHS Inc and other U.S. companies will have to put a 178.6 […] Read more

Indoor farming startup Plenty eyes rollout in China, Japan

  BEIJING, (Reuters) – Ambitious U.S. indoor farming startup Plenty Inc is seeking urban sites for new farms in Chinese cities as part of a global drive to set up high-tech facilities growing organic vegetables in warehouses under banks of LED lights. Matt Barnard, chief executive of the San Francisco-based firm which counts Amazon Inc. […] Read more


China’s soybean buyers push to delay imports as processing losses grow

SINGAPORE/BEIJING, May 31 (Reuters) – China’s soybean importers are pushing to postpone or cancel cargoes mainly ordered from suppliers in Brazil as they rack up hefty losses processing the commodity into cooking oil and animal feed ingredients, said three trade sources. China, which buys around 60 percent of soybeans traded worldwide, took advantage of strong […] Read more