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On December 18, 2020, the European Commission published a Regulation eliminating EU customs duties for fresh and frozen lobsters from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2025.
After several years of negotiations, on April 28, 2020, FAS/Brasilia received an official response from the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, and Food Supply (MAPA), approving the final language...
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China: China Announces a New Round of Tariff Exclusions

On February 18, 2020, China announced a new round of tariff exclusions for U.S. agricultural commodities impacted by the retaliatory Section 301-tariffs levied by China.
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.
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....
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Vietnam: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report provides an overview of the health and quarantine certificates needed for exporting food and agricultural products to Vietnam.
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Japan: Exporter Guide

Japan is the fourth largest market for U.S. exporters of food and agricultural products.
On December 18, 2019, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for selected commodities....
On August 15, 2019, China's National Health Commission, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs, and the State Administration for Market Regulation jointly released....
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Japan: Food Service - Hotel Restaurant Institutional

Following seven consecutive years of growth, Japan’s hotel, restaurant, and institutional (HRI) food service industry achieved record sales of ¥33.1 trillion ($299.8 billion) in 2018.
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 September 11, 2019, the Ministry of Finance posted an announcement on its website by the State Council Customs Tariff Commission (SCCTC) that provides two tariff exclusion lists....