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The Philippine Bureau of Internal Revenue (BIR) on November 10, 2021 issued Revenue Memorandum Circular No. 112-2021, clarifying that all imported unprocessed fruits and vegetables are exempt from the 12 percent value-added tax.
On Saturday, November 6, Mexico's National Service for Agricultural Health, Food Safety, and Agri-Quality (SENASICA) published on its website the Phytosanitary Requirement Sheet (HRF by its Spanish acronym) for U.S. potato imports to the entirety of Mexico.
The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) recently updated Importer Attestation Form 5961, which is required for shipments of romaine lettuce from the California counties of Santa Cruz, Santa Clara, San Benito, and Monterey.
On September 13, the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) released details for the re-implementation of additional import requirements pertaining to romaine lettuce, and products containing fresh romaine lettuce, from the United States.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Tanzania: Tanzania Notification on Canned Vegetables

On June 10, 2021, Tanzania notified a draft East African Standard on Canned vegetables — Specification (DEAS 1060:2021) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/TZA/138.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kenya: Kenya Notification on Canned Vegetables

On June 10, 2021, Kenya notified a draft standard on canned vegetables to the WTO TBT Committee as G/TBT/N/KEN/1102.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Uganda: Uganda Notification on Fruit Cocktails

On June 8, 2021, Uganda notified a draft standard on canned fruit cocktails to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/UGA/162.
The Thai Food and Drug Administration (Thai FDA) issued its annual revision to its pesticide residue monitoring program for fresh produce. The protocol remains the same in practice; however, the fresh produce that are considered “high risk” have...
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.
On January, 6 the Central Bank of Argentina announced financing restrictions on importers of luxury goods, including but not limited to, champagne, whisky, liqueurs and other spirits...
This FAIRS Jordan report includes fresh apples import labeling requirements, as well as the cause leading to consignment rejections at the port-of-entry.
This report explains the required information for the optional certificate of analysis for fresh produce exports to Thailand.