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On June 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved one genetically engineered (GE) crop (maize) for food and animal feed. The authorization was published in the European Union’s Official Journal on July 1, 2022 and remains valid for 10 years.
On January 11, 2022, the Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) announced it will conduct an Expiry Review on the antidumping (AD) and countervailing duty (CVD) measures imposed on U.S.-origin distiller’s dried grains with or without solubles (DDGS).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA TRQs Underutilized in First Half of JFY 2021

The U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, improved market access for U.S. products through the creation of tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) for food wheat, wheat products, malt, processed cheese, whey, glucose and fructose, potato starch, corn starch, and inulin.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Bangladesh: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Government of Bangladesh has demonstrated a willingness to adopt and implement a modern agricultural policy framework and guidelines which support the safe and appropriate use of science and technology, including biotechnology, to address the...
On December 6, 2021, China’s National Crop Variety Registration Committee (NCVRC) published its National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Soybean Varieties and National Registration Standards for Genetically Engineered Corn Varieties...
International Agricultural Trade Report

Colombia Rice TRQ Unfilled for the First Time

In 2021, despite advantages offered through the United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement (TPA), U.S. rice exports to Colombia have declined to just $5 million through July. The significantly lower exports to this market are a result of a larger Colombian crop and lower domestic prices, plus increased competition from South American exporters.
On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
India's 2012 and 2016 labeling requirements for bulk food products will remain in effect until new standards and regulations take effect in November.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Most USJTA TRQs Underfilled in JFY 2020

This report provides data on TRQ allocation and fill rates, together with out-of-quota imports observed during the last fiscal year.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: USJTA Treatment for Coarse Grains

This report is one in a series of product briefs highlighting the tariff benefits for specific commodities and products from Year 3 (2021) to Year 5 (2023) of the agreement.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Morocco: Increased Import Duties on Wheat

On May 12, 2021, the government of Morocco announced the increase of customs duties on common and durum wheat.
In a bid to diversify market sources and maintain affordable rice prices, the Philippines has temporarily lowered the Most Favored Nation tariff rates for rice.