On December 6, 2021, China’s National Crop Variety Registration Committee (NCVRC) published its National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Soybean Varieties and National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Corn Varieties...
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Indonesia: Oilseeds and Products Update

Indonesia extended its B30 mandate, which requires biodiesel to contain 30 percent palm oil-based fuel, to 2022. Palm oil exports for 2021/22 are forecast to increase 13 percent and soybean meal imports are estimated higher than previously expected.
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Japan: MAFF Increases Crop Diversification Payments

The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) set Japan's 2021 recommended table rice production at 6.93 million metric tons (brown rice basis), a 300,000 ton reduction from 2020...
Following the February 1, 2021 coup by the Burmese military, agricultural trade has been crippled due to country-wide peaceful protests in opposition to the military’s actions...
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China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2019, there have been no revisions or amendments to China’s regulatory approval process for agriculture biotechnology.
On February 14, 2020, the Department of Livestock Production (DLP) of Vietnam's Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued an official letter 76/CN-TACN to detail....
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China: China Announces a New Round of Tariff Exclusions

On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
On January 21, 2020, China notified 642 maximum residue limits (MRLs) on 65 pesticides in food to the World Trade Organization SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1149.
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
Agricultural trade with Taiwan is being impacted by new quarantine measures, port closures, vessel delays, and suspended flights as U.S. agribusiness exporters struggle to find available space....
Prospective exporters and exhibitors of major food shows and trade showcases often enhance their presentation with samples for display or tasting when visiting Japan.
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Vietnam: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Certificates of Food and Feed Safety Approvals for ten genetically engineered (GE) events for corn, soybeans, and alfalfa in 2018-2019.