The squid game: Uruguayan Navy pursues and captures Chinese jigging boat

Illegal, unreported and unregulated fishing is considered the sixth largest illicit economy in the world. In some cases, such as Mexico, it can represent up to 50% of the fishing demand. Uruguay was subject to this issue, which led to the arrest of the vessel Lu Rong Yuan Yu 606, after a chase that took place on July 4.

Chinese Foreign Ministry head to visit Uruguay in the middle of a tour of the continent

The Director General of the Department of Latin America and the Caribbean of the Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Cai Wei, has been in constant contact with the Latin American and Caribbean region since early last year with a particular interest in Uruguay.

China, the main market for Uruguayan beef in 2022

According to the database of the National Meat Institute (INAC), it was reported that China continues to be the main market for Uruguayan meat exports, maintaining its position of recent years.

China: the main buyer of Uruguayan beef

Over the years, the records of the exchange of goods and services between Uruguay and the People’s Republic of China (PRC) have shown a positive balance of trade. Beef accounted for the largest share.

Uruguayan president denies deadlock in Uruguay-China FTA negotiations

The Uruguayan weekly magazine Búsqueda published an article on how the situation in Ukraine and the tensions between Russia, the United States, and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) could potentiallly impact on China and, consequently, on the Free Trade Agreement with Uruguay. The President of Uruguay denied the information.

Conclusion of the initial phase of the promotion of Uruguayan beef in Shanghai

As one of the main beef producers in the world, Uruguay, on November 25, the National Meat Institute (INC) launched a promotional campaign called “Taste the meat in the year of Ox, a delicacy from Uruguay”. The event concluded on January 11.

Chinese car manufacturer, Lifan, withdraws from Uruguay

The Chinese car manufacturer is withdrawing from Uruguay and will not be able to pay layoffs and other salaries to its approximately 60 workers. The firm will also auction the machinery, spare parts and merchandise located in the industrial plant on route 1, in Ciudad del Plata, San José. Representatives of the company in Uruguay and China participated via Skype in a meeting at the Ministry of Labor and Social Security (MTSS) on October 25 to discuss the company’s decision.

Uruguay approves Extradition Treaty with China

October 12 marked the approval in the Uruguayan House of Representatives of the treaty between the People’s Republic of China and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay on Extradition, among other issues that were addressed during the plenary session.