On August 17, 2021, the European Commission (EC) approved seven genetically engineered (GE) crops (3 corn, 2 soybean, 1 rapeseed, and 1 cotton) and renewed the authorizations for two corn and one rapeseed crop used for food and animal feed.
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El Salvador: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

There is no legal impediment to the use of biotechnology in El Salvador. Genetically engineered (GE) corn field trials were successfully completed.
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Japan: USJTA Treatment for Fats and Oils

This is one in a series of reports providing concise overviews of how the U.S.-Japan Trade Agreement (USJTA), which entered into force on January 1, 2020, affects certain product groups.
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.
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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.
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Pakistan: Oilseed and Products Update 2019

Pakistan’s purchases of imported soybeans are estimated to reach at 2.0 million metric tons (MMT) during marketing year (MY) 2018/19, 8 percent lower than last year.
Taiwan is an important trading partner and offers many opportunities for sales of U.S. food and agricultural products.
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
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Algeria: Trade Policy Update

On April 21, 2019, the Government of Algeria published a new ordinance revising the list of goods subject to the temporary additional safeguard duty (DAPs).
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
On June 19, 2018, China’s Ministry of Finance announced that as part of the Second Amendment to the Asia-Pacific Trade Agreement, China will reduce tariffs on imports of a number of products....