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South Korea: Exporter Guide

South Korea managed the COVID-19 pandemic relatively well, and consumer spending on food remained strong during the pandemic due to increased home eating.
As international rice prices gained competitiveness over Chinese rice prices, significant import volumes have entered China since November 2020.
The military coup continues to negatively impact Burma’s economy, and the value of the Myanmar Kyat hit record lows in September. Arriving shipments, however, are being cleared and are not facing many clearance challenges.
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Indonesia: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

The Indonesian foodservice industry is valued at USD$24.3 billion, making it the largest market in Southeast Asia.
The Ministry of Agriculture issued Regulation Number 15 Year 2021 (15/2021) that includes provisions regarding the import of food products of animal origin.
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China: GACC Issues Explanatory Letter on Decree 248

On September 29, 2021, the General Administration of Customs of the People’s Republic of China (GACC) transmitted a letter regarding Decree 248 to the U.S. Embassy in Beijing, China.
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Japan: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Total sales of the hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) food service industry totaled JP¥25,517 billion (US$239.1 billion) in 2020, a decrease of 26 percent from 2019 due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
With the China Cotton Index (CC Index 3128B) price surging 58 percent from its August 2020 level to RMB 20,150 (or, approximately U.S. $3,100) per metric ton (MT) on October 8, 2021, the Chinese government (PRC) is taking steps to rein in prices.
The Hong Kong government recently published a report on its second Food Consumption Survey which highlights local dietary preferences.
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Singapore: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Singapore has a highly developed and competitive hotel, restaurant and institutional (HRI) industry that is traditionally fueled by robust tourism and receipts.
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Japan: 243rd Food Safety Group

On September 29, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 14 agricultural chemicals (Clethodim, Sedaxane, Flutianil, Propargite, Mandipropamid, Metamifop, Isoeugenol, Oxyclozanide, Tylvalosin, Trimethoprim, Halofuginone, Maduramicin, Robenidine, and Canthaxanthin) for various agricultural commodities.
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Thailand: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

This report contains information about Thailand’s food service industry. It provides an overview of market opportunities and key channels of distribution for U.S. food and beverage products destined for the food service market in Thailand.