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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 3 Issue 2

Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: Hong Kong’s International Wine & Spirits Fair Returns; 2023 Economic Turnaround Predicted for Hong Kong; Hongkongers Optimistic About Household Finances But May Still Cut Back Spending
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) proposed default greenhouse gas (GHG) emission values for biomass feedstock eligible for the feed-in tariff and feed-in premium (FIT/FIP) programs for power generation.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) proposed 15 new geographical indications (GIs) for EU food products, including cheese, sausage, olive oil, vinegar, fruits and garlic. MAFF will accept public comments on the proposal through April 12, 2023.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Retail Market in Western Japan

Eleven of Japan’s top 25 food and beverage retailers are headquartered in western Japan. These regional retailers have deep community roots and are known for tailoring their product offerings to meet local preferences. This report describes the...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: Exporter Guide

Despite its small population of 7.4 million, Hong Kong is the seventh-largest export market for U.S. consumer-oriented agricultural products. Hong Kong remains an attractive market for innovative U.S. food and beverage products as well as a gateway to the region.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Hong Kong: The Hong Kong Wonton - Volume 3 Issue 1

Bite size local news, Post reports and activity summaries wrapped by ATO Hong Kong. In this issue: SUSTA Brings Southern Flavors to Retail Consumers; Hong Kong Drops On-Arrival PCR Test and Vaccine Pass, the City to Reopen its Border with Mainland...
World Production, Markets, and Trade Report

Dairy Monthly Imports

This monthly report includes information on U.S. and global imports of dairy products, including maximum quantities that can be imported under tariff-rate quota licensing.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Spotlight: Top U.S. Fruit Export Markets

The volume of U.S. fresh, dried, and processed fruit exports between 2012/13 and 2021/22 dropped 29 percent to 2.9 million metric tons[1]. However, a 25-percent gain in unit value during this period softened the decrease in value to just 11 percent lower as trade dropped $700 million to $6.0 billion.
The Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) has proposed geographical indication (GI) protection for Tokachi Raclette cheese from Hokkaido Prefecture. MAFF will accept comments on the proposal until March 27, 2023. If approved, Tokachi Raclette cheese will become the first domestic dairy product in Japan’s GI system.
Japan’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) proposed an update to Japan’s biofuel standards from Japan’s fiscal year 2023 through 2027. METI will accept public comments in Japanese on the proposal until 5 PM on January 17, 2023, Japan time. Based on received public comments, METI will revise the contents in the proposed biofuel standards and open a second and final public comment period within a few weeks.
International Agricultural Trade Report

U.S. Beef Exports to East Asia on Record Pace

U.S. beef exports to East Asia in 2022 are again on record pace after a record year in 2021. Despite economic uncertainties due to the COVID-19 pandemic, continued global supply chain challenges, and a competitive global beef market, U.S. beef exports to East Asia, both in value and volume, were outstanding in the first half of 2022.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: Exporter Guide Annual

The Japanese food market was valued at $698 billion in 2021 with retail sales accounting for $467 billion (67 percent) and foodservice sales accounting for $231 billion (33 percent). Japan relies on imports from other countries for the bulk of its food supply. The United States is the leading agricultural product supplier with a 23 percent market share in 2021.