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January 15, 2021
On January 1, the Government of Japan introduced a new payment scheme for Japanese importers to postpone customs clearance of imported chilled beef between January 1 and June 30.
January 12, 2021
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
January 12, 2021
The first full year of the newly negotiated U.S. specific High Quality Beef (HQB) quota with the European Union ended with U.S. beef exports reaching 12,806 MT.
January 6, 2021
This report is meant to assist companies and establishments who produce and/or export animal products and byproducts to Ecuador in completing and submitting questionnaires...
December 31, 2020
Post’s forecast for Philippine pork production in 2021 turns negative as ASF continues to discourage commercial operations from reinvesting in the sector, which in turn has led to spiking...
December 3, 2020
On November 26, 2020, the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) announced an outbreak of COVID-19 among mink on a farm in Central Lithuania’s Jonava District.
December 3, 2020
On November 15, National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) issued Decision No. 13/2020 setting new maximum residue limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs including ractopamine.
November 27, 2020
On November 20, 2020, the European Commission declared Belgium free of African Swine Fever (ASF), one year after the last finding of an ASF infection.
November 23, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
November 20, 2020
African Swine Fever, Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza, and COVID-19 in mink outbreaks in Europe are edging closer to the Czech border.
November 19, 2020
On November 12, Japan’s Food Safety Commission (FSC) Prion Subcommittee began its review of a proposal by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reduce the scope of specified risk...
November 9, 2020
In the summer of 2020, the first mink farms in North Jutland were infected with coronavirus (COVID19).
November 6, 2020
Ukraine adopted several maximum residue levels (MRLs) for veterinary drugs, coccidiostats and histomonostats in food products of animal origin.
November 3, 2020
Coronavirus (COVID-19) infections are spreading rapidly among Danish mink farms. As of November 1, 2020, the Danish Veterinary Service reported 191 cases of the virus on Danish mink farms.
November 3, 2020
Portugal continues to expand its swine sector driven by increasing foreign demand, mainly from Asia.
October 29, 2020
Scrapie (a fatal, degenerative disease affecting the central nervous system of sheep and goats) was confirmed in a sheep on the Stóru-Akrar farm (home to 800 sheep) in Skagafjörður, Iceland.
October 23, 2020
Russia and Kyrgyzstan notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) veterinary requirements and unified veterinary certificates regarding...
October 21, 2020
African swine fever (ASF) presented significant challenges for Bulgaria’s livestock industry in 2019. ASF drove Bulgaria’s total 2019 swine inventory down by 25 percent and the number of swine...
October 21, 2020
On October 14, the European Commission presented its EU Methane Strategy, in which the main objective is to reduce methane emissions by 35 to 37 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
October 9, 2020
Denmark is the world’s largest producer of mink skins. The country began instituting a series of protective measures in the summer of 2020 to limit the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19)...

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