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China: US Lobster Leads Summer Cooking Trend

In the summer of 2022, ATO Beijing Director Lashonda McLeod Harper, together with Chef Andrea Susto and Chef Rain Xing from Michelin star restaurant, Opera Bombana, created cooking videos that combined Chinese and Western cuisine featuring U.S. food and wine. The demonstration videos were launched during China’s Dragon Boat Festival and were an instant social media hit, receiving well over 1.1 million views.
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China: Fresh Oyster Market Overview

Fresh oysters are considered a special treat in China, part of a niche luxury market mainly in coastal cities such as Shanghai, Guangzhou, and Shenzhen, and Beijing.
On December 15, 2021, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its 2022 annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines.
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China: 2021 China's Fishery Report

Lower overseas demand, competition in key export markets, and COVID-19 related restrictions on imported raw materials in the processing sector reduced China’s 2020 seafood import volume by 12.8 percent to 3.81 MMT.
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China: Fish Meal Standard Issued - Effective May 2022

On October 11, 2021, China’s State Standardization Committee published an amended National Standard for Feed Material – Fish Meal (GB/T 19164-2021).
China's customs administration published interpretative guidance regarding labeling requirements for imported food, including fresh and frozen meat, aquatic products, health food, and food for special dietary purposes.
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China: Perspectives on the Feed and Swine Sectors

The China Feed Industry Expo and Conference took place in April, bringing together traders, analysts, and government officials to share perspectives on the feed and swine sectors.
On August 18, 2020, the city of Shenzhen in South China imposed new COVID-19 handling and testing requirements for imports of frozen meat and seafood.
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China: Guangzhou Continues Importing Meat and Seafood

Despite widespread news stories to the contrary, the city of Guangzhou – a major metropolis in South China – has not/not suspended imports of meat and seafood.
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China: Continued Seafood Import Growth in 2019

China’s seafood imports reached USD 15.44 billion in 2019, a greater than 30 percent increase over 2018 due to rising meat prices, strong domestic demand, and continued value-added processing...
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China: China Announces a New Round of Tariff Exclusions

On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.