Japan opened the public comment for newly developed Japanese Agricultural Standards (JAS) for wood pellet fuel. Comments are due to the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries by December 9, 2021.
On March 31, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism expanded its recognition of American Lumber Standard Committee’s (ALSC) grading of the Spruce-Pine-Fir South (SPFs) grouping to include U
China extended the Section 301 retaliatory tariff exclusions on five hardwood categories that accounted for U.S. $824 million in American exports to China in 2020.
On December 23, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced its annual tariff adjustment plan that sets tentative import and export tariff rates for select tariff lines in 2021.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) proposed a new Japan Agricultural Standard (JAS) for “finger jointed lumber” used for studs, furring strips and reinforcement rafters...
This report provides an unofficial translation of Decree 102/2020/ND-CP regulating the Vietnam Timber Legality Assurance System (VNTLAS), issued on September 01, 2020.
On April 23, 2020, in response to COVID-19 air travel disruptions, Japan notified the World Trade Organization via G/SPS/N/JPN/755 that Japan would temporarily accept electronic copies...
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Tanzania: FAIRS Export Certificate Report

This report compliments the FAIRS Country Annual Report and provides information on certificates required by the Government of Tanzania (GoT) to export food and agricultural products into Tanzania.
On February 21, 2020, the State Council Customs Tariff Commission (SCCTC) announced two tariff exclusion lists for certain U.S. products subject to Section 301 retaliatory duties.
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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 January 21, 2020, China notified 642 maximum residue limits (MRLs) on 65 pesticides in food to the World Trade Organization SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1149.
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.