China, a giant that threatens Ecuador’s tuna supply
While Ecuador continues to be the European Union’s main supplier of tuna loins, China is fast closing in to take over the top spot. Despite the absence of any trade agreement, the European bloc is increasingly shifting its purchases to the Asian country. Ecuador’s share of the tuna market has fallen from 32% to 26%, while China’s grew rapidly from 9% to 24%, between 2015 and 2022.
Minerva and high Chinese demand
Minerva affirmed that it will continue to meet Chinese beef demand through four slaughter units, three in Uruguay and one in Argentina. This follows a confirmed case of mad cow disease in the state of Pará in Brazil. Minerva, South America’s leading beef processor and exporter, present in Colombia, Chile, and Paraguay, assured that the strategy will prevent its market share from being affected as China is the largest importer of Brazilian product and has a protocol for suspending business in the event of cases of atypical Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy, something that has already occurred in the past.
China and Brazil agree to use the yuan in cross-border transactions
Photo: Chinese yuan. By: faungg’s photos. Source: Flickr. On February 7, China’s central bank informed that it signed a memorandum of cooperation with its Brazilian counterpart for the use of the yuan – the Asian country’s national currency – in border transactions. As explained in a brief communiqué, the agreement will streamline the operations of […]
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