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CHINA

State Council of China Invites Public Comments on Revisions to Regulation on the Implementation of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China


State Council, 19 October 2016

To implement the newly revised Food Safety Law, on 19 October 2016, the Legislative Affairs Office of the State Council of China announced the drafted the Draft Revised Regulation on the Implementation of the Food Safety Law of the People’s Republic of China. The draft Regulation was drafted by China Food and Drug Administration for public comments.  It will replace the existing Regulation under the State Council Decree No 557 promulgated in 2009.  The close date of comments is 19 November 2016. Read more for some highlighted examples of differences between the existing and the draft revised Regulation.
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China National Development and Reform Commission Invites Public Comments on Negative List of Access to Internet Market (First List, Trial version for public comments)


NDRC, 21 October 2016

To implement the Guiding Opinions of the State Council on Promoting the “Internet Plus” Action Plan, on 21 October 2016, the China National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) announced the Negative List of Access to Internet Market (First List, Trial version) for public comments. The close date of comments is 4 November 2016.
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Norwegian Salmar Investing in Chinese Marine Aquaculture by Free Use of Marine Waters


China Ministry of Commerce, 13 October 2016

Salmar, the third largest Salmon farm company in Norway, is investing 690 million Krone (the exchange rate between USD and Norwegian Krone is 1:8 approximately) in Salmon farm in China. The farm will be operated in August-September in 2017.
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China Ministry of Agriculture’s Release of the List of Assessment of Laboratory Ability in Test Projects of Aquatic Disease Prevention


China Ministry of Agriculture, 14 October 2016

China Ministry of Agriculture has published a list of assessment of Laboratory Ability in Test Projects of Aquatic Disease Prevention for 2016. Of a total of 93 labs that participated in the assessment, 88 passed it.
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Australia: Abalone Export Facility Ramps Up Production to Meet Chinese Market Demand

Geelong Advertiser - 12 October 2016

JADE Tiger Abalone has built a new $2 million export facility as it ramps up production for the Chinese market.
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KOREA

Indonesia: Korean Seafood Exporters Seek Halal Market Entry


Korea Herald, 3 October 2016

The Korea International Trade Association, a major export promoting agency in Seoul, held a three-day event in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital, to help Korean seafood exporters make inroads into halal markets, officials said Monday.
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JAPAN

Selling Seafood in Japan: Using Creativity to Survive Competition


The Fish Site, 7 October 2016

It goes without saying that seafood is one of the most prominent items in major Japanese supermarkets. Fish and seafood distribution systems in Japan are complex with many intermediaries, but some are now eliminating various steps in the distribution process by buying directly from producers and cooperatives. Amidst this situation, Bonnie Waycott reports for The Fish Site on how individuals and smaller seafood-related firms are surviving.
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