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India: India Halal Market Update - 2023

On January 17, 2023, the Indian government issued Notification No. 25/2022-23) proposing draft guidelines to streamline the halal certification process for export of meat and meat products from India.
On April 9, 2022, the Sri Lankan government issued the Imports and Exports (Control) Regulations No. 06 (2022). These regulations affect several food and non-food commodities.
On January 11, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. TIC-B05/5/2022-IMPORTS-FSSAI.
The Namibian Ministry of Agriculture appears to have granted an extension to consignments that were already prepared for departure to Namibia before the announcement of the Circular V15 of 2022 on December 7, 2022.
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Philippines: Poultry MDM Tariffs Extended Through 2024

On January 13, 2023, President Ferdinand R. Marcos, Jr. signed Executive Order (EO) 13, series of 2023, extending 5 percent tariffs for mechanically deboned or separated poultry (chicken and turkey) imports through December 31, 2024. The EO was published on January 20, 2023 and takes effect immediately.
On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare/Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) issued Notification No. F. No. Std/Notifications/35.1/2021 on its public website.
The COVID-19 pandemic boosted organic food sales in the EU, enabling it to overtake the U.S. market in 2021. However, spiraling inflation combined with high food and energy prices will likely reduce organic food sales in most EU markets in 2022.
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Philippines: Pet Food Market Brief

With one of the highest dog and cat ownership rates in Asia, the Philippines presents a growing opportunity for U.S. pet food. As pets became more popular household companions, especially during the pandemic, pet ownership and pet food sales have grown immensely over the past five years.
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Finland: Exporter Guide

This exporter guide provides an economic overview of the Finnish food industry, and provides exporters who are interested in entering the Finnish market with background information on the current trends and demands of the Finnish market.
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Czech Republic: Exporter Guide

The Czech Republic is home to 10.7 million consumers and is a great market for companies looking to expand beyond traditional markets in western Europe to the emerging markets in the east. This Exporter Guide provides an economic and market overview...
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Bangladesh: Exporter Guide Annual

In calendar year 2021, Bangladesh imported $12 million of consumer-oriented food from the United States, up 11 percent over 2016. The income and purchasing power of the middle-class continue to reach new heights, boosting demand for imported food.
As of January 1, 2023, Spain implemented a special tax on non-reusable plastic packaging that also applies to imported food products. For imports, payment of the tax is the responsibility of the importer, although third country manufacturers must provide their Spanish buyers with information regarding the amount of non-recyclable plastic packaging used in their products’ packaging.