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Meeting tomorrow’s demand

How we are building a world-class global agri-business committed to providing the food the world needs in a responsible way.


A global agri-business with a clear vision, strong values and a positive culture.

With almost 12,000 people in 35 countries, COFCO International is the overseas agriculture business platform for COFCO Corporation, China's largest food and agriculture company.


A different kind of global agri-business COFCO International is focused on being the leader in the global grains, oilseeds and sugar supply chains, with assets across the Americas, Europe and Asia-Pacific. We trade with over 50 nations, while providing farmers unique direct access to the growing Chinese market.

COFCO International Story

We are building COFCO International to be a leading global agri-business. In the past five years we have made two significant acquisitions: Noble Agri and Nidera. While some of our peers have been established for centuries, we are creating a leading global player in a fraction of that time. But that doesn’t change our commitment to doing things responsibly, sustainably and by taking a long-term view.

Supply chain

COFCO International supplies agriculture products around the world through our globally integrated supply chain, originating from surplus producing regions to supply regions with high demand.


Service Centre in Matosinhos will employ 400 people


400 people will be employed in shared services in Matosinhos for the Chinese company COFCO. The centre is already recruiting, in particular from universities, and COFCO already has a manager in Porto. COFCO International is installing a shared service centre in Matosinhos that will have 400 workers. The start of operations took place in November, but the arrival of the Chinese company in Portugal was only announced as part of a visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping. 


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China hails mutual respect as it loops Portugal into belt initiative

Reuters | 05 Dec 2018


Portugal and China sign agreements and memorandums of cooperation

Diário de Notícias | 05 Dec 2018


The 17 agreements signed during Xi Jinping's visit in Portugal

Publico | 05 Dec 2018


Signing of 17 agreements are "practical steps of relations"between Portugal and China

Publico | 05 Dec 2018


The 17 bilateral agreements between Portugal and China with emphasis on economic cooperation

Observador | 05 Dec 2018


Portugal and China established 17 agreements with emphasis on economic cooperation

Notícias ao Minuto | 05 Dec 2018


Governments of Portugal and China sign 17 bilateral agreements with emphasis on economic cooperation

CE Noticias Financieras English | 05 Dec 2018


The country of grapes is going to sell more to China. Cars and ports are on the horizon

Dinheiro Vivo | 05 Dec 2018


AICEP signs two new agreements with Chinese companies | 05 Dec 2018


From business to education: get to know the 17 agreement for cooperation signed between Portugal and China | 05 Dec 2018


From grapes to 5G, these are the 17 agreements signed between Portugal and China

ECO – Economia Online | 05 Dec 2018


Portugal and China reinforce alliance in the Silk Road - Portuguese | 05 Dec 2018


Chinese COFCO to open centre in Matosinhos


Following the signing of a memorandum of understanding signed at 5 December between COFCO and AICEP, during the visit of Chinese President Xi Jingping to Portugal, the Chinese company will open a shared service centre in Matosinhos, aiming to create up to 400 jobs, 150 of which at the time of installation, which is scheduled for the next for years. The body of work for the joint centre will comprise information technologies, human and financial resources and procurement.


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Portuguese and Chinese governments sign 17 bilateral agreements with emphasis on economic cooperation

Entorno Inteligente | 05 Dec 2018


Xi finished the visit to Lisbon. Among the agreements is the purchase of debt with Chinese money

Radio Renascenca | 05 Dec 2018


National Thought and the Bretton Woods Conference

Diario Mar de Ajó | 05 Dec 2018


Jordanian tender for barley attracts offers from 10 suppliers | 05 Dec 2018


Soybeans fall for 1st time in 5 sessions, wheat eases for 2nd day

Reuters India | 06 Dec 2018


Bunge names Syngenta CEO to board under deal with activist investors

Reuters | 06 Dec 2018


Caught in Russia-Ukraine storm: a cargo ship and tonnes of grain

Reuters | 05 Dec 2018


Indonesia woos Chinese investors with $60-billion menu of Belt and Road projects

Reuters | 05 Dec 2018


Brazil's agriculture GDP seen growing 2 pct in 2019 -CNA farm union

Reuters | 05 Dec 2018


Brazil could open up 43 mln hectares of new agricultural land - SLC

Reuters | 05 Dec 2018


Beijing says it is ‘confident’ of trade deal with Trump

Financial Times | 05 Dec 2018


Truce in U.S.-China Trade War May Negatively Impact Brazilian Soybean Farmers

South China Morning Post | 06 Dec 2018