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May 11, 2015
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) published its preliminary text of proposed regulations that would bring the Safe Food for Canadians Act into force.
May 5, 2015
On April 18, 2015, Peru approved Supreme Decree 007-2015-SA, establishing technical parameters for labeling sugar, salt and saturated fats of food and non-alcoholic beverages.
April 27, 2015
The Chilean Congress adopted Law No. 20,606 on nutrition and composition of food and its advertising on July 2012.
March 30, 2015
Central America and the Caribbean, with their close geographical and economic ties to the United States, have always been an important market for U.S. agricultural exports.
March 24, 2015
In 2014, Canada remained the top destination for U.S. exports of high-value agricultural products, with a total of $17.2 billion.
March 12, 2015
Ecuador’s COMEX Resolution 011-2015 (March 6, 2015) will have a significant impact on U.S. consumer-oriented export products such as beef, pork, confectionary, and fresh fruits.
February 4, 2015
Early outlook for 2015/2016 is for area seeded to wheat, barley, corn and oats to increase to more average levels as areas that were left unseeded the previous year due to inclement weather...
January 9, 2015
Canada’s new amendments to the Maple Products Regulations came into force on December 31, 2014.
January 7, 2015
The retail sector in Venezuela continues to be an important point of sale for U.S. importers.
January 7, 2015
In 2014, the food processing industry in Brazil showed somewhat weak growth of 1.5 percent, however imports of intermediate food products kept a more traditional pace.
January 5, 2015
Chilean supermarket industry is constantly looking for new products to satisfy upscale consumer demand.
December 29, 2014
The Colombian retail food sector is expected to grow another four percent in 2014, after increasing four percent in 2013.
December 25, 2014
While Mexico’s GDP only grew by 1.3%, the processed food industry grew by 4% in 2013.
December 24, 2014
Ecuador’s Foreign Trade Committee’s COMEX Resolution 019 (September 10, 2014) stipulates that processed food product imports receive prior Ministry of Agriculture authorization.
December 24, 2014
Ecuador’s food processing industry is a key player within the country’s manufacturing sector, accounting for about 45 percent of the manufacturing sector’s contribution to the country’s GDP.
December 22, 2014
The Bahamas source 90 percent of its consumer-ready products from the United States creating an environment of opportunity for U.S. suppliers of retail products in practically all product categories.
December 22, 2014
Opportunities exist to expand U.S. food product sales to Canada's food and beverage processing sector.
December 15, 2014
Peru’s food processing industry is a dynamic sector of the national economy.
December 15, 2014
FAS Lima coordinated on October 23 an FDA briefing on Tartrazine for Congressman Freddie Sarmiento and the consumer defense committee.
December 5, 2014
Peru’s retail food sales in calendar year (CY) 2013 reached $20 billion, $4 billion (or 20 percent) of which were in supermarket sales (up 10 percent compared to 2012).