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26861. 27/08/2004
WASHINGTON (Dow Jones)--China, responding to concerns raised by U.S.government officials, has offered assurances that its new agricultureimport regulations "will not interfere with trade in U.S. soybeans andother commodities," the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Office ofthe U.S. Trade Representative said Thursday.Chief U.S. Agriculture Negotiator Allen Johnson said in a preparedstatement: "The assurances provided by the government of China todayshould help alleviate the concerns of farmers and exporters as theyprepare for the fall harvest and shipping season."Those assurances, delivered to the U.S. via Lan Lijun, China's actingambassador to the U.S., were presented Thursday to Johnson an USDA UnderSecretary J.B. Penn."Soybeans are America's largest export crop, and China is the largestsoybean export market," Penn said. "Continued access to the Chinese marketis a high priority for American agriculture, and this administration isworking to ensure that China continues to abide by its market accesscommitments."Despite China's assurances, Johnson and Penn said they will continueto request that China rescind a new rule it enacted that requires allcontracts for soybean imports and other products be subject to thequarantine entry process and include Chinese quarantine requirements as acontract term. The U.S. exported $2.9 billion worth of soybeans to Chinain 2003, according to the USDA.
26862. 27/08/2004
8/26/04, INDIA (Oilmandi) - The Centre is considering cutting base importprices of palm oils and crude soya oil to control record high inflation,officials said. Inflation surged to a new 3-1/2-year high of 7.96% in theweek ended August because of rising fuel and commodity prices, which havetracked global trends.
26863. 27/08/2004
NEW DELHI (Dow Jones)--India edible oil prices are expected to inch upover the next month because of supply disruptions amid a truckers'strike and later-than-usual harvesting of the oilseeds crop."Right now the truckers' strike has not led to sharp rise in edibleoilprices, but if the strike prolongs for more than a week, it could lead toprice increases in consuming centers," said Atul Chaturvedi, vicepresident of Adani Exports, one of India's biggest trading houses.Chaturvedi said the strike by truckers has led to imported edible oilconsignments being stuck at ports, but added there are enough inventorieswith most traders to tide over the next few days.Traditionally, the country depends more on imported edible oils duringAugust and September as edible oil from the new crop only starts coming inby September.Any disruption in the supply chain therefore, is a concern in duringthis period.India annually imports around 5 million tons edible oils, of which 74%is palm oil from Malaysia and Indonesia.India's truck operators started a strike Saturday, protesting the levyof a new service tax on them. Initial talks between transporters and thegovernment haven't been successful.Earlier this week, truck operators said they are prepared to stay offthe roads until the government meets their demands.Groundnut oil prices were quoted around 47,800 rupees a metric ton($1=INR46.34) Wednesday, compared with INR47,600/ton last month. Soyoilclosed at INR46,800/ton Wednesday, compared with INR45,800/ton a monthago.
26864. 27/08/2004
8/26/2004 KUALA LUMPUR -- Pioneer oils and fats manufacturer, PremiumNutrients Bhd, expects to achieve about 10 percent growth in turnover frominvestment in European Union (EU) countries in the next three to fouryears, says its group managing director P.N. Agarwal.
26865. 27/08/2004
PUTRAJAYA, Aug 26 (Bernama) -- The Ministry of Plantation Industriesand Commodities (MPIC) is seeking for more funds under the 2005 budget inorder to provide better incentives for the forest plantation industry.The Budget will be tabled this Sept 10."The government has already given incentives, but because the longgestation period for the forest plantations, we have to look at whatincentives that can attract investors," he said at a media briefing heretoday on his impending mission to Sao Tome & Principe."What we are looking into is actually to provide more incentives forforest plantations of rubber."He added that the ministry was also seeking the government's approvalto give RM1 billion for the downstream activities of palm oil."I think we have been one of the main contributors to the exportearnings of the country. Last year, the commodities contributed RM59.5billion, with palm oil alone contributing RM28 billion," he added. --BERNAMA
26866. 26/08/2004
8/25/04 INDIA (Oilmandi) - The Directorate-General of Foreign Trade(DGFT) has been hauled to court by several corporates over irregularitiesin the allotment of quota for importing edible oils at concessional duty.
26867. 26/08/2004
26868. 25/08/2004
JAKARTA, Aug 24 Asia Pulse - Malaysian investors are studying cooperationwith state-owned plantation company PTPN XIV to build oil palm plantationsin Sulawesi.
26869. 25/08/2004
8/24/2004 , KENNESAW, Ga. /PRNewswire/ -- Wise Foods announces WiseChoice(R), the company's first line of all natural healthy snacks. WiseChoice Potato Crisps and Soy-Potato Crisps have no trans fat orhydrogenated oils, and no artificial flavors and colors. All of theproducts in the Wise Choice line are baked, have 70% less fat thantraditional potato chips, and have just 110 calories per serving.
26870. 25/08/2004
Aug 16 2004 - The British Government stands accused of damaging theenvironment and polluting watercourses in Papua New Guinea, as well as theabuse of workers' rights, in a letter sent by landowners on the island tothe International Development Secretary Hilary Benn. Working with Friendsof the Earth, the local land owners are calling for compensation for thedamage done by Government-funded palm oil plantations on the island.
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