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Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: China Retail Annual Report

Despite pandemic challenges China remains a prime destination for imported consumer food products. The COVID-19 pandemic changed the country's retail landscape as e-commerce companies gained ground over traditional brick-and-mortar retailers. Online platforms also extended the reach of imported products into second-and third-tier cities.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: New and Amended National Food Safety Standards

On July 28, 2022, the People’s Republic of China (PRC), National Health Commission (NHC) announced the issuance of 36 new National Food Safety Standards and 3 revised National Food Safety Standards. The standards cover a broad range of products and...
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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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Japan: Retail Foods

In 2021, the total value of all retail food and beverage (F&B) sales in Japan totaled $467.20 billion, a 2.3 percent decrease over 2020 sales of $478.12 billion. Supermarkets continue to represent the bulk of the retail food market, accounting for 74 percent of the market, with convenience stores, drugstores and internet sales of food and beverages accounting for the rest of the market.
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China: Complete Pet Food Standards

On April 24, 2022, China’s National Feed Industry Standardization Technical Committee issued a notice to collect industry input and suggestions on the establishment or amendment of national pet food standards.
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China: Dairy and Products Semi-annual

In 2022, China's raw milk production is forecast to reach 39.65 million metric tons due to a larger herd and production efficiency gains. China’s zero-COVID policy is expected to remain unchanged for the foreseeable future. In 2022, the resurgence of COVID-19 and government restrictions, such as lockdowns, are expected to impact dairy and dairy product distribution and use.
Ranked No.1 in both the facility registration by China’s General Administration of Customs (GACC) and the feed product registration by China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the United States accounts for 20 percent of Chinese imported pet food market share and is poised to expand.
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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.
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China: Food Processing Ingredients

The food processing industry in China continues to develop and expand, creating products for the most populous country of consumers with increasingly distinguished tastes. Nutritious and healthy options are popular, as are bakery products and beverages.
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.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Food Processing Ingredients

This report highlights Japan’s food processing industry, notable trends, and a new market snapshot of western Japan processors. The industry benefited from a slightly higher exchange rate in relation to the dollar in 2021, compared to 2020, allowing the industry to experience marginal growth by value, totaling $216.4 billion.
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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...