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This report includes updates in Section I Food Laws: 1.3.1 Pre-marketing Control; Section II Labeling Requirements: 2.9 Novel Food Labeling; Section VI Other Requirements Regulations and Registration Measures: 6.1 Testing Requirements for Alcohol...
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China: Proposed Amendments to E-Commerce Law

China’s market regulatory agency proposed amendments to the existing e-commerce law that would impose harsher penalties on e-commerce platform operators who fail to appropriately respond to intellectual property protection violations.
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China: Cotton and Products Update

Post expects China's MY 2021/22 cotton imports and production to decline from the previous forecast.
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China: Draft Standard for Infant Formula Manufacturing

On November 17, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Good Manufacturing Practice for Powdered Infant Formula to the WTO SPS Committee.
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China: Snack Food Market Overview

As incomes rise and consumption increases, China’s snack food market is developing rapidly. Snack food sales reached $74 billion in 2021, an increase of 7.9 percent over the previous year. The COVID-19 pandemic has driven consumers to pay more...
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Taiwan: Temporary Tariff Reductions for Beef and Wheat

On November 30, Taiwan announced that it will immediately lower tariffs on imported wheat and beef as a countermeasure against rising consumer prices, effective until March 31, 2022. The tariff on beef will be lowered from NTD 10/kg (USD 0.36/kg) to...
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China: FMD in Qinghai Province

On December 1, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on October 31, 2021, China detected foot and mouth disease (FMD) in yak cattle in Qinghai Province. China is continuing to monitor...
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China: HPAI in Hebei Province

On December 1, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on November 30, 2021, China detected HPAI (H5N1 subtype) in Hebei Province. China notified the World Organization for Animal...
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China: ASF in Hainan Province

On December 1, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on November 10, 2021, China detected African Swine Fever (ASF) in Hainan Province. China is continuing to monitor the situation.
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China: Market Overview - Alfalfa Hay and Other Forages

With the expansion of China’s dairy industry in recent years, demand for forages continues to increase. Demand in China for U.S. alfalfa hay is growing steadily. In the same period, Australian oat grass exports to China experienced a sharp decline...
On September 20, 2021, Vietnam’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) issued Circular 11/2021 on the promulgation of Harmonized System (HS) codes for imported and exported goods subject to its management. This Circular lists the HS...
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Indonesia: Oilseeds and Products Update

Indonesia extended its B30 mandate, which requires biodiesel to contain 30 percent palm oil-based fuel, to 2022. Palm oil exports for 2021/22 are forecast to increase 13 percent and soybean meal imports are estimated higher than previously expected.