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Norway’s seafood council appoints new envoy to SE Asia

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) appoints Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit as a new envoy to represent the country’s seafood interests in Southeast Asia. Asbjorn Warvik Rortveit will replace Jon Erik Steenslid, the current holder of the position at the end of this summer. For the past 10 years, Rortveit has been serving as a member of…

Norwegian Seafood Council to relocate from Singapore to Bangkok

The Norwegian Seafood Council (NSC) will relocate its regional office from Singapore to Bangkok in mid-year. The NSC believes that the relocation will improve the country’s strong domestic consumption and markets for Norwegian seafood exporters. According to Jon Erik Steenslid, NSC director for Southeast Asia, “NSC has been actively working in the Thai market for the…

World’s first Norwegian salmon ATM in Singapore

A local distributor of Norwegian salmon, Manish Kumar has invented the first Norwegian salmon vending machine located now in the Singapore HDB heartlands. The price of the raw 200g premium salmon in vending machine costs S$5.90 for each and it can only be paid for with debit and credit cards. The opening event of the world’s first salmon vending…

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…