From August 19, 2021, Japan has expanded market access for U.S.-grown plums to imports of Japanese plums (Prunus salicina) from the United States, in addition to European plums (Prunus domestica) grown in the United States.
The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA) has been in effect for 16 months, however the timing of Japan's fiscal year meant that the agreement entered "Year 3" of implementation on April 1, 2021. This report is one in a series of product briefs...
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.
FAS New Delhi (Post) secured confirmation from the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India that prunes from plums (Prunus domestica) are a processed food product (dried fruit), and as such are not subject to the non-Genetically Modified (GM) cum GM-Free status certificate requirement.
Effective March 1, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) requires a certificate for Non-Genetically Modified (GM) and GM-Free status for all apples, all origins being imported into the country.