International Agricultural Trade Report

China: Evolving Demand in the World’s Largest Agricultural Import Market

While trade tensions and China’s retaliatory tariffs slashed U.S. agricultural exports to China in 2018 and 2019,
On February 6, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission announced that China would cut in half the additional tariffs for certain commodities from the United States on February 14, 2020.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

The Philippines continues to be a regional biotechnology leader.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Burma: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There are no significant developments to convey since the previous report from November 2018.
On December 24, 2018, Korea issued an updated list of adjustment tariffs and voluntary tariff rate quotas (TRQs) for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products....
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
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....
In January 2019, China approved five new genetically engineered traits and renewed the bio-safety certificates for 26 traits previously approved.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

After 10 years under the Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, Korea plans to improve and revise the LMO Act to address stakeholders’ concerns.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Burma: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There are no significant developments to convey since the previous report from January 2018.
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
On June 12, 2018, China’s National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) published an official notice issuing 800,000 tons in additional cotton import quotas subject to a sliding duty.