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Finish Company, Valio gets export license from China.

Finnish dairy company Valio has earned an export permit from the Chinese authorities. The export permit gives Valio great opportunities to export its baby milk powder and ready-to-feed liquid infant formula made at the factory in Finland to China. No information about when the export will start is yet mentioned on Valio’s website. Actually, Valio…

African swine fever hits largest Danish-Chinese pig farm

Heilongjiang Asia-Europe Animal Husbandry Co. Ltd., the largest Danish-Chinese pig farm with 73,000 pigs, has been hit by an outbreak of the deadly African swine fever. The disease has infected almost 100 farms across China since August 2018, yet this Danish-invested Chinese farm is the largest to be hit with an outbreak. Around 4,686 pigs…

Danish funding for wastewater treatment in Myanmar

Danish Ambassador to Myanmar John Nielsen inaugurated Win Agro-Livestock Co., Ltd.’s (Walco) new wastewater treatment plant on 29 November 2018. The plant is co-financed by the Danish Responsible Business Fund (RBF). With support from RBF, Walco is now one of the few small and medium enterprises in Myanmar compliant with wastewater regulations, according to the…

Danish soft drink company bought major stake in Chinese firm

The Danish soft drink company CO-RO has acquired the majority shareholding in Chinese distribution firm Golden Creation Trade (JKD). The acquisition of JKD is expected to generate a 30% growth rate in 2019 for CO-RO in China in the hotels, restaurants and catering sector (HoReCa), according to CO-RO. JKD is a distributing company, that holds…

Danske Bank hosted Sino-Nordic Seafood Forum

Danske Bank has hosted the second ‘Danske Bank Sino-Nordic Seafood Forum’ in Qingdao China. 17 companies on three panels and full house of guests consisting of leading seafood industrial players and investors from China and the Nordics gathered to discuss growth prospects, sector outlook and cross border cooperation, reported Danske Bank. Source: Yanling Zheng of…

Potential Vietnam-Norway cooperation on rest raw material

The first Vietnam – Norway business summit on marine rest raw material processing that can lead to cooperation between the two countries took place in Vietnam on 14 November. The business summit brought nine Norwegian companies in the marine processing industry, Vietnam’s Directorate of Fisheries, Ministry of Science and Technology, Nha Trang University, Vinh Hoan…

Scandinavian inspired Afternoon Tea at The St. Regis in Bangkok

The St. Regis Bar and The Lounge invite throughout the month of November guests to try a Scandinavian inspired Afternoon Tea by Michelin-Starred Chef Sayan Isaksson, who was born in Thailand, but grew up in Sweden. This is not a trip down nostalgia road – for most Scandinavians the delicacies have never crossed their lips…

Danish Crown has signed major deal with Chinese company

Danish Crown and Chinese Alibaba’s Win-Chain on 6 November signed an agreement on weekly deliveries of 250 tonnes of Danish pork from Danish Crown’s new factory in China. The deliveries will start during summer 2019 and continue for five years. The agreement is worth at least 300 million euro (2,3 billion DKK), according to Danish…

Swedish food, beverage companies visited Singapore

On 15 October the Swedish Ambassador in Singapore hosted a reception at his Residence in conjunction with the visit to Singapore by five Swedish companies from the Food & Beverage sector, namely Orkla, Pågen, Paulig Group, Nordic Fine Food and SweCheese. The companies visited Singapore as part of Business Sweden’s ‘Food Days’, a project that…

Danish funding supports food safety at Burmese company

Thanks to Danish funding, Hornbill Coffee in southern Chin State, Myanmar, has vastly improved its food safety standards. The funding has made it possible to get a new solar dryer, that will eliminate the coffee cherries’ exposure to microbes, contamination from animal discharge and exposure to harmful toxins commonly found in traditional drying methods. A…