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Japan: Japan Retains Butter and NFDM TRQs in JFY2022

On June 3, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries affirmed that it would maintain the tariff-rate quota volumes for butter at 7,600 MT and non-fat dry milk (NFDM) at 750 MT for Japanese fiscal year (JFY) 2022, in line with its...
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2021 Agricultural Export Yearbook

The 2021 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world.
On April 1, 2022, processed food manufactures in Japan must be in compliance with new country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements. The new rule requires Japanese food manufacturers to identify on the label of the product the country(ies) where the main ingredient, by weight, was harvested or produced.
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Japan: Frozen Food Sector Continues to Show Promise

Frozen food production that was nearly zero in 1958 has transformed into an approximately $6.6 billion market today. The growing popularity and convenience among consumers in Japan for frozen foods, continue to steadily increase, particularly since...
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Hong Kong: Hong Kong Bakery Goods Market

Hong Kong is the ninth largest importer of baked goods in the world, with imports valued at $870 million. Major import categories included pastries, bread, and cakes. For the first ten months of 2021, Hong Kong imports of baked goods were $721 million, a modest increase of 1.61 percent over the same period in 2020.
Hong Kong traders complain about ongoing issues with global shipping logistics and resulting disruptions on supply chains.
Hong Kong authorities reported a detection of COVID-19 virus on imported frozen cuttlefish from Malaysia. Detections were identified on the slice surface and its inner packaging during precautionary testing at the point of entry.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
The Republic of Korea (Korea) is a developed Asian country with a global presence in high-tech, automobile, and electronics industries. Korea is an industrial powerhouse with a skilled labor force.
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South Korea: Retail Foods

The outlook for U.S. products in the Korean retail industry is excellent for a wide range of products.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fruit Preparations 2021

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) has been in effect for 17 months, however the timing of Japan's fiscal year meant that the agreement entered "Year 3" of implementation on April 1, 2021.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fruit Juice and Jams 2021

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.