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Israel: Israel Passes New Soft Drink Tax

On October 20, 2021, Israel passed its proposed tax for soft drinks, concentrates, and powders (HS 20.09, 21.06, and 22.02).
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Saudi Arabia: Exporter Guide

Saudi Arabia is a 20th largest importer of U.S. food and agricultural products in the world, with direct U.S. exports of $1.23 billion in 2020. Return to semi-normal living conditions are invigorating U.S. agricultural exports to the Kingdom as supported by the U.S. Customs data for January – August 2021 that show 16 percent increase compared to the same period in 2020.
On December 29, 2021, the Government of Morocco suspended customs duties on durum wheat (1001.19.00.10 and 1001.19.00.90), common wheat, and its derivatives (1001.99.00.19 and 1001.99.00.90).
This report outlines Jordan’s regulatory requirements for food and agricultural product imports. Jordan occasionally bans imports of specific products due to sanitary-phytosanitary (SPS) concerns.
This FAIRS report lists the export certificates required for food and agricultural products shipped to the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan. An export certificate matrix is included in this report.
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United Arab Emirates: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report identifies certificate requirements for U.S. food and agricultural products destined for the United Arab Emirates.
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United Arab Emirates: FAIRS Country Report

This report covers food and agricultural import regulations and standards in the United Arab Emirates.
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Morocco: New Market Access for US Live Aquatic Animals

On October 12, 2021, the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Morocco completed a sanitary certificate for exports of live U.S. aquatic animals.
The National Food Safety Authority continues to develop standards and procedures regulating food safety in Egypt. On June 2, 2021, the National Food Safety Authority Board of Directors approved mandatory technical regulations on the permissible residue levels of pesticides for food of plant and animal origin.
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Tunisia: Exporter Guide

Approximately 90 percent of U.S. agricultural exports to Tunisia are bulk grains and oilseeds.
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Israel: Israel Reviews its Use of Approved Agrochemicals

Israel plans to conduct a review of the use of 34 chemicals, which are components of approximately 180 agrochemicals that local farmers currently use.
On July 15, 2021, Egypt’s Minister of Trade and Industry (MTI) signed Decree No. 322/2021. The decree renewed an earlier decision that extended the shelf-life validity period for imported frozen fish from six to nine months and of frozen beef liver from seven to ten months.