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On July 13, 2022, the Government of Vietnam (GVN) issued Decree 46/2022 amending Decree 13/2020 Guiding the Law on Animal Husbandry, which repeals Article 18.3.c of Decree 13/2020. With this amendment, the GVN no longer requires a Certificate Free Sale (CFS) for imported feed ingredients, including traditional feeds such as corn, soybean meal, DDGS, and single feed ingredients like vitamins, amino acids, and minerals, as part of the registration process for import inspection.
On June 25, 2022, the Philippine Department of Agriculture (DA) Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) informed domestic stakeholders at a consultative meeting that it will be enforcing BAI Memorandum Circular No. 26 (MC26), dated August 11, 2021.
On May 23, 2022, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Brazil held High-Level Committee talks. According to the press release issued by the PRC’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) on May 24, the talks included several agricultural-related outcomes including, improved and new sanitary and phytosanitary (SPS) market access protocols for corn and hulled peanuts along with plans for new SPS protocols on soy protein concentrate, soybean meal, and orange fiber pellets that may be signed later.
On November 16, 2021, China Animal Agricultural Association (CAAA) proposed group standards for Alfalfa Meal Quality Classification and Timothy Hay Quality Grade. The standards were published for public feedback and will take effect after revision based on feedback received.
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Taiwan: Final 2021 Tenders for U.S. Rice

On December 1, 2021, Taiwan completed the last tender for approximately 12,000 MT of U.S. long grain brown rice, thus concluding tenders for 2021 country specific quota (CSQ) for U.S. rice.
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China: China's Hemp and Hemp Products Import Policies

While hemp has been grown in China for centuries, liberalization of production, processing, and use regulations have only come in recent years.
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China: Chinese Feed Additive Catalog Re-Organized

This report contains an unofficial translation of the 2021 version of “Approved Feed Additives”, which is a revision of the same document published in December 2013.
On June 30, 2021, the Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Circular 05/2021 Promulgating the Amendment 1:2021 of National Technical Regulation (NTR) 190: Maximum Allowable Levels (MLs) of Undesirable Substances in Animal Feed and Aqua Feed Ingredients.
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China: MARA Feed Catalog Published

On March 3, 2021, MARA published an updated feed catalog consolidating the 2012 version and subsequent revisions issued over the last several years. MARA indicated that, going forward, the feed catalog will be updated in a timely manner based on new...
U.S. exporters are reminded to obtain an “Export Authorization” document from the state agricultural department before sending any hemp seed shipments to a third market via Hong Kong.
On February 21, the CPC Central Committee and the State Council jointly issued the annual policy guidelines on agriculture and rural development, known as the “No. 1 Document”.
The eligibility of food and non-food products containing cannabidiol (CBD) in Hong Kong is uncertain, because tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is a strictly controlled substance in Hong Kong...