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Attaché Report (GAIN)

Indonesia: Grain and Feed Update

Wheat imports for 2020/21 are revised downward to 9.5 million tons from the previous estimate of 10.0 million tons, reflecting lower inclusion rates in feed rations.
This report provides information on the export certification requirements of the Government of Costa Rica.
On June 16, 2021, China notified draft National Food Safety Standard of Cream, Butter and Anhydrous Milk Fat (GB19646-xxxx) to the WTO SPS Committee as G/SPS/N/CHN/1221.
On June 22, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending its implementation date for standards relating to different categories of infant nutrition foods.
On June 29, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive changing the nomenclature ‘‘Blended Edible Vegetable Oil” or “Multi Source Edible Vegetable Oil” now to simply “Multi Source Edible Oil.”
On July 13, 2021, India notified to the World Trade Organization (WTO) its new draft Ayurveda Aahar Regulations (2021).
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Japan: 242nd Food Safety Group

On July 16, 2021, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) proposed revisions to Japan’s maximum residue levels for 11 agricultural chemicals (MCPA, MCPB, Captan, Cyazofamid, Pyriofenone, Fluoxastrobin, Procymidone, Mandestrobin, Cypermethrin, Albendazole, and Zeranol) for various agricultural commodities.
A French ban on the sales of fruit and vegetables with identifying stickers threatens exports of U.S. sweet potatoes (approx. $20 million in sales annually) and grapefruits ($8 million annually).
The COVID-19 crisis and the closure of the European hospitality sector during much of the past year kept EU imports of U.S. beef into its High Quality Beef (HQB) quota well below availability.
On June 30, 2021, the Food Safety and Standards Authority of India (FSSAI) published a new directive extending the compliance timeline for the implementation of regulations governing the import of specialty food products for inborn errors of metabolism (IEM) and hypoallergenic conditions.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

European Union: EU Grain Situation Update

MY2021/22 EU total grain production is now anticipated at 293.3 MMT. Abundant rainfall in April and May, while bad for timely spring planting operations, improved soil moisture across the EU and alleviated drought concerns.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

India: Grain and Feed Update

The 2021 monsoon kicked off with some force in June, reaching four-fifths of the Indian subcontinent.