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On December 27, 2023, Korea issued its flexible tariffs (Adjustment and Tariff Rate Quota) list for certain agricultural, forestry and fishery products for calendar year (CY) 2023.
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China: Grain and Feed Update

Corn production in MY2022/23 is revised up slightly based on National Bureau of Statistics data indicating a better harvest in the North China Plain which more than offset smaller yields in the northeast.
On January 11, 2023, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) National Health Commission (NHC) released an updated Catalog of National Food Safety Standards. The updated list contains 1,478 standards covering food products, additives, quality specifications, testing methods, and production practices. This report provides an unofficial translation of the Catalogue.
On September 20, 2022, the China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA), the National Health Commission (NHC), and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly published Announcement No. 594 containing the National Food Safety Standard of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for 41 Veterinary Drugs in Foods (GB 31650.1-2022) and 21 standards of methods for determination of veterinary drug residues.
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China: MARA Finalizes GE Safety Assessment

On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) published a finalized updated “Guideline for Safety Assessment of Genetically Modified Plants.”
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China: Citrus Annual

After several years of consistent growth, China’s citrus production in marketing year (MY) 2022/23 is expected to remain steady as the market deals with continuing COVID challenges, unfavorable weather, and phytosanitary issues.
The Central Rural Work Conference (CRWC), which was held on December 23-24, 2022, reiterates the existing People’s Republic of China’s (PRC) priorities of ensuring food security and improving grain production capacity.
On January 13, 2023, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) announced the issuance of new and renewed biosafety certificates for genetically engineered (GE) events.
China will continue to collect countervailing (CVD) and antidumping (AD) duty duties on imported Distiller’s Dried Grains with or without Solubles (DDGS) from the United States for five more years.
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Taiwan: Exporter Guide

As the United States' sixth-largest export market for food and agricultural products, Taiwan imported almost US $4 billion of food and agricultural products from the US in 2021. This year, 2022, looks to exceed that mark, potentially hitting record imports.
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China: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

In 2021, COVID-19 control measures severely impacted imported and cold chain food products, while travel restrictions put hotels under significant financial stress. In December 2022, China announced changes to its pandemic response policy, signaling a shift that removes previous restrictions that impacted food and agricultural trade and marketing.
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China: Exporter Guide

China is on track to be the leading export destination for U.S. agricultural products for a third consecutive year. Despite the economy's anticipated challenges in 2023, demand for U.S. agricultural products remains strong. In December 2022, China announced changes to its pandemic response policy, signaling a shift that removes previous restrictions that impacted food and agricultural trade and marketing.