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Mexico: Nogales Port of Entry Update 2021

About 88 percent of total 2020 U.S. food and agricultural exports to Mexico, valued at $16.6 billion, crossed overland through one of various ports of entry (POE) along the U.S.-Mexico border. Also in 2020, 6.3 percent of U.S. food and agricultural...
Based on a preliminary announcement, Mexico is drafting a proposed official standard for product placement in supermarkets and stores.
Those seeking to take advantage of the tariff benefits stemming from the U.S.-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement should ensure their products comply with rules-of-origin requirements to avoid fines and back duty assessments.
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Mexico: Organic Law 'LPO' Enforcement in 2021

On December 26, 2020, Mexico published a measure that requires most organic raw materials and bulk products to be certified to Mexico’s Organic Law (LPO) standards by June 26, 2021. The includes products that will require proof of LPO certification at the border.
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Guatemala: CAFTA-DR Tariff Line Classification Issue

On December 18, 2020 the Guatemalan Ministry of Economy officially adopted the 6th Amendment of the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding Systems (HS) for international trade...
On December 31, Mexico published a final decree that calls for a phase-out of use of both glyphosate and genetically modified (GE) corn for human consumption in Mexico.
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Mexico: Mexico Proposes Ban on GE Corn and Glyphosate

On December 9, a draft decree was released on Mexico’s National Commission for Regulatory Improvement (CONAMER) website that calls for a phase-out of use of both glyphosate and genetically modified...
Bilateral trade of agricultural products between the United States and the Dominican Republic has increased during the first six months of Calendar Year 2020 (CY 2020), despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Canada: The Impact of USMCA on Wheat Trade

The United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) came into effect July 1, 2020. Under the agreement, Canada agrees to allow grain grown in the United States to receive an official Canadian grade...
A more flexible certification of origin process under the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement will take effect when the agreement enters into force on July 1, 2020.
On April 22, 2020, the Food and Surveillance Institute, INVIMA, issued communication IVC-INS-LI15 which establishes the frequency that importers must present laboratory results...
After several years of negotiations, on April 28, 2020, FAS/Brasilia received an official response from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA), approving the final language...