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Attaché Report (GAIN)

China: China Issues Draft Standard on Nut and Seed Food

The State Administration for Market Regulation issued a revised draft of the General Standard for Nut and Seed Food for domestic comment.
On July 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published on its website the Food Safety and Standards (Food Product Standards and Food Additives) Third Amendment Regulations (2021).
On April 1, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) suspended a mandatory aflatoxin inspection regime imposed on walnuts from the United States and other exporting countries.
On December 31, 2020, the Government of Turkey (GoT) published a Presidential Decision Decree (PDD) that changed the import tariff for in-shell and shelled walnuts to 15 percent for all origins...
The Government of India’s Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) notified in the Official Gazette of India, the Food Safety and Standards (Food Products Standards and Food Additives)...
Tree nut and peanut shipments imported into the European Union have to comply with European Union maximum levels for aflatoxin.
As part of a new regulation to track certain agricultural and food commodity imports, including tree nuts, Turkey’s Ministry of Trade requires importers of these commodities to register each import...
Attaché Report (GAIN)

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.
Agricultural trade with Taiwan is being impacted by new quarantine measures, port closures, vessel delays, and suspended flights as U.S. agribusiness exporters struggle to find available space....
Prospective exporters and exhibitors of major food shows and trade showcases often enhance their presentation with samples for display or tasting when visiting Japan.
On February 1, 2020, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman presented the Government of India’s (GOI) annual budget for Indian Fiscal Year (IFY) 2020/21.