China Port Delays Coal Imports from Australia

Customs at Dalian port in north China announced on Thursday (Feb.21) to bar coal imports from Australia and to set a quota limit on all its coal imports at 12 million tonnes towards the...

Chile Says Contract Dispute With Lithium Miner Albemarle Resolved

Chile reached a deal with Albemarle Corp, the world’s top lithium producer, to settle a contract dispute and would not submit a previously threatened arbitration claim against the U.S-based miner, the Chilean Economic Development...

India Starts Tariff Cut on Palm Oil Imports

The Indian government has announced to cut tariffs on crude and refined palm oil imports from Southeast Asian countries, effective January 1. The import tax on crude palm oil produced in Indonesia, Malaysia, and other...

China, India to Widen Agricultural Trade

India and China are making joint efforts to boost bilateral trade of farm products from tobacco to rapeseed meal, in a bid to effectively narrow the trade gap between the two Asian economies. In fact,...

China Approves Imports of More GM Crops

China allowed five new genetically modified (GM) products from the United States and Canada for import after suspending GM approval for 18 months, leading to a total of 31 approved GM products in the...

Australian Lithium Minerals to Expand Mining Project With Asian Investment

Thanks to recent financing developments with Chinese and South Korean companies, Pilbara Minerals is advancing its expansion plans for the Pilgangoora lithium-tantalum project in Western Australia. Pilbara Minerals is steadily becoming one of the world's...

Brazil Steel Sector to Face Tighter Ferrous Scrap Supply in New Year

Brazil’s supply of ferrous scrap is expected to become tighter at the beginning of the new year once local steel mills increase their utilization of capacity and reopen idled plants, S&P Global cited industry...

British Food Exporters Hope for Chinese Market

The United Kingdom Minister of the environment, food and rural affairs has warned the nation's food and drink industry that a possible no-deal Brexit could affect it. Food manufacturers of the UK already know that...

Mexico Announces New Plan to Hit Fuel Theft

Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said on Thursday (Dec. 27) that the government is carrying out a new plan to combat fuel theft, which brought $3.35 billion of financial losses last year to...

China’s Demand for High-End Beer Ignites the Passion of Canadian Barley Growers

In the past few years, China's demand for quality barley has increased significantly. This is because China is brewing more high-end beer. As brewers are turning their attention to increasingly discerning beer consumers, the...

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EU and Japan Sign Free Trade Agreement

The European Union(EU) and Japan signed an agreement on tariff reduction on Tuesday. According to the deal, 99 percent of the tariffs on Japanese...