Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

Mexico has not officially reported any approvals for genetically engineered (GE) agricultural products for food and feed use since May 2018. Additionally, Mexico has not approved any permit applications for cultivation of GE crop (cotton and alfalfa)...
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.
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
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China: China Announces Increases to Additional Tariffs

On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
Taiwan is an important trading partner and offers many opportunities for sales of U.S. food and agricultural products.
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
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Algeria: Trade Policy Update

The Government of Algeria (GoA) introduced a temporary additional safeguard duty (DAPs) to replace the import ban established in January 2018.
In March 2018, the Chinese State Council announced a governmental reorganization aimed at improving efficiency and customer service.
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
International Agricultural Trade Report

United States Agricultural Exports to Japan Remain Promising

There is an array of opportunities for U.S. agricultural exporters in Japan, though its unique culture and regulatory environment present challenges.
On March 16, 2018, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Food, as SPS/N/CHN/1068.
On April 4, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) separately announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent....