Inside FMCG – August 2020

How is China’s economy recovering post-Covid? For a start, they have introduced a nationwide scheme to conduct regular Covid-19 tests on all of its citizens, particularly workers returning to their offices and factories, and is rapidly improving both the availability and affordability of test kits. After a massive testing blitz, costing nearly $US127 million and […]

The New Daily – July 2020

Australian Businesses increasingly concerned about stoush with China. Australians with business interests in Hong Kong and mainland China fear they could be caught in the middle of the stand-off between Beijing and Canberra. The Sino-Australian relationship has worsened dramatically since April, when Australia called for an independent international inquiry into the outbreak of COVID-19. The tit-for-tat between the […]

Food & Drink Business – August 2020

The Chinese Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) will investigate complaints Australian wines are being subsidised and sold into mainland China below cost. Federal trade minister Simon Birmingham said the allegations are “deeply troubling and quite perplexing”. Anti-dumping enquiries aren’t unusual, Australia has launched 170 of them against China since 2012, mainly in relation to China dumping […]