China’s soybean imports from the US up as Brazilian imports surge

CHINA – China’s April soybean imports from the United States rose 15.9% month-on-month attributed to easing trade talks while imports from Brazil saw a tremendous increase during the period. Imports from Brazil, which is set […]

Ukraine to introduce new international standards for quality wheat

UKRAINE – Ukraine has unveiled plans to introduce new wheat standards that meet international quality criteria. Ukraine’s Agrarian Policy and Food Ministry has announced that the new state standard of Ukraine (DSTU) for wheat is […]

NCLT approves Heinz India-Zydus Nutritions’ US$630m merger deal

INDIA – The National Company Law Tribunal (NCLT) has approved Zydus Wellness’ acquisition bid for Heinz India Pvt Ltd in a merger deal valued at about US$630 million (Rs 4,595 crore). Through its Zydus Nutritions […]

UK government to ban plastic straws, stirrers from April 2020

UK – The UK government has announced a ban on plastic straws, stirrers, and cotton buds across England, which will take effect starting April 2020. The ban which has received overwhelming support from the public, […]

EU proposes to increase price transparency in food supply chain

EU – The European Commission has proposed to increase price transparency in what it says would help promote fairness in the food supply chain. The proposal seeks to introduce better ways to enhance transparency in […]

UK Government pledges to set zero tariff regime on some imports in no-deal Brexit

UK – The UK government has pledged to set the majority of import tariffs to zero while maintaining tariffs for the most sensitive industries within the food, beverage and agricultural space. If the case that […]