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On September 29, 2022, Qatar’s Ministry of Public Health published updated precautionary requirements for some imported foodstuffs lifting a ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products from all U.S. states.
On September 21, 2022, Kuwait’s Ministry of Commerce and Industry issued administrative decree number 1895 for the year 2022 adopting a regionalization model to the county level for U.S. outbreaks of Highly Pathogenic Avian influenza (HPAI). The decree lifted a previous ban on all non-heat treated poultry meat (fresh, chilled, frozen, and processed), poultry products and table eggs from 24 U.S. states. The decree also includes changes for other trade partners. An unofficial translation for the decree is included in this report.
Overall U.S. agricultural and related product exports to the United Arab Emirates, Oman, Qatar, and Kuwait (GCC-4) are higher by 3 percent from January to March 2021 compared to the same time last year.
International Agricultural Trade Report

Opportunities for U.S. Snacks & Sweets in the GCC Region

The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) is a regional political and economic treaty organization comprised of the Arabian Gulf nations of Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Qatar: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report identifies certification requirements for U.S. food and agricultural products destined for the State of Qatar.
On March 15, 2020, Qatar's Crisis Management Committee within the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) implemented a stimulus package to mitigate the impact of COVID-19 outbreak on economic...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kuwait: Update on Kuwait Bans on U.S. Food Products

Update on Kuwait bans on U.S. food products.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Kuwait: Update on Kuwait Bans on U.S. Food Products

Update on Kuwait bans on U.S. food products.
On May 11, 2017, the Ministry of Public Health of Qatar published in its official circular a notification to importers informing them of the implementation of GSO 9 and GSO 2233....