International Trade

Rhodiola rosea: Adjusting to life as an endangered species

Rhodiola rosea: Adjusting to life as an endangered species

By Asia Sherman

The global demand for Rhodiola rosea – also known as "golden root" or "roseroot" – has been increasing steadily since the late 20th century, so much so that it now faces restrictions in international trade brought on by exploitative...

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Nature's Sunshine continues record run as war complicates future

By Hank Schultz

Multi level marketing company Nature’s Sunshine has recorded a sixth straight quarter of rapid growth. But as the company has significant operations in Russia and Ukraine, the war has complicated the company’s task of forecasting future results.

A vote to leave the EU will hit UK food manufacturing, according to our new survey


Brexit will ‘damage UK food manufacturing’: survey

By Rick Pendrous

Most respondents (60%) in a ‘state-of-the-industry’ survey, conducted by this website, fear a vote to leave the EU on June 23 will be bad for their businesses, increasing the costs of imported ingredients, while hitting exports and access to labour from...

“If the last decade was all about ‘Made in China’, the next decade will be all about ‘Made for China’”: UK government. © / florencemcginn

Made FOR China: Probiotic firm takes up UK export challenge

By Annie Harrison-Dunn

Welsh probiotic company Cultech will use a free-trade deal to tap into the Chinese market, export ambitions that fall instep with the UK government’s plans to switch from ‘Made in China’ to ‘Made for China’.

Food and drink makers need to work hard in 2013 to sustain strong position, says FDE

Industry cannot be complacent, says FDE president

By Kacey Culliney

Europe’s food and drink sector remained strong in 2012 against all odds, but must not become complacent if success is to continue into 2013, the president of FoodDrinkEurope (FDE) says.

China: a victim of trade wars?

Weekly Comment

China: a victim of trade wars?

If the Chinese government gives in to mounting international
pressure to revalue its currency, it could spell the end of cheap
exports, a move that many anticipate would have a knock-on effect
on raw materials costs for the food industry....

Shrimp duties get go-ahead

Shrimp duties get go-ahead

The US International Trade Commission imposed duties on shrimp
imports from six Asian and South American countries last week, in
the final stage of a trade dispute that has been blamed for high
glucosamine prices.


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