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This report provides an analysis on beef consumption trends, household expenditure patterns, and international visitor consumption patterns that have impacted the food service industry. This analysis examines trends pre-COVID-19, mid-COVID-19, and sub-sector analysis in a post-COVID-19 environment.
On December 15, 2021, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its 2022 annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines.
On November 15, 2021, China notified the National Food Safety Standard: Code of Hygienic Practice for Livestock and Poultry Edible Offal and Byproducts to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1234.
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Vietnam: Vietnam Livestock Market Update

Vietnam’s livestock sector is facing many challenges, including the impacts of various disease outbreaks, the COVID-19 pandemic, and high feed costs.
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Philippines: Livestock and Poultry Update

FAS Manila raises 2022 pork production by 25,000 MT to 1.025 million MT, as some commercial hog raisers report herd rebuilding efforts. Significant repopulation remains constrained, however, by continued African Swine Fever (ASF) cases and the lack of a vaccine.
The Department of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development (DALRRD) has published guidelines regarding procedures for sampling, transportation and handling of meat samples that are meant for microbiological monitoring. The standard procedures...
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China: FMD in Qinghai Province

On December 1, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on October 31, 2021, China detected foot and mouth disease (FMD) in yak cattle in Qinghai Province. China is continuing to monitor...
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Taiwan: Temporary Tariff Reductions for Beef and Wheat

On November 30, Taiwan announced that it will immediately lower tariffs on imported wheat and beef as a countermeasure against rising consumer prices, effective until March 31, 2022. The tariff on beef will be lowered from NTD 10/kg (USD 0.36/kg) to...
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China: ASF in Hainan Province

On December 1, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on November 10, 2021, China detected African Swine Fever (ASF) in Hainan Province. China is continuing to monitor the situation.
On October 27, 2021, China notified the National Food Safety Standard of Maximum Residue Limits (MRLs) for 41 Veterinary Drugs in Food to the World Trade Organization (WTO) as G/SPS/N/CHN/1233. The deadline for comment submissions is December 26, 2021.
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Romania: African Swine Fever Update

The number of active African Swine Fever (ASF) outbreaks in Romania continues to remain high. At the end of October 2021, there was a 43 percent surge in the number of outbreaks from the same time in 2020.
On November 4, 2021, the Philippine Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and National Meat Inspection Service (NMIS) issued Joint BAI-NMIS Memorandum Circular No. 3.