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Morocco: New Market Access for US Live Aquatic Animals

On October 12, 2021, the United States Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service and Morocco completed a sanitary certificate for exports of live U.S. aquatic animals.
Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) released precautional notes explaining its food safety regulatory vision for fish products developed using genome editing technology.
China's customs administration published interpretative guidance regarding labeling requirements for imported food, including fresh and frozen meat, aquatic products, health food, and food for special dietary purposes.
On December 4, 2020, Japan passed the Adjustment for the Domestic Distribution of Specified Marine Animals and Plants Act to combat illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing.
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Japan: Japanese Standards for Raw Oyster Imports

Fresh oyster imports to Japan must comply with Japan’s (i) Specific Standard for Oysters for Raw Consumption and (ii) Handling of Toxic Shellfish Contaminated with Paralytic and Diarrheal Shellfish...
This report is an update on recent efforts by Korea to update their veterinary drug safety management system, which may impact U.S. exports of meat and livestock products to Korea.
On August 18, 2020, the city of Shenzhen in South China imposed new COVID-19 handling and testing requirements for imports of frozen meat and seafood.
Japan has accepted the sanitary certificate issued by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) for fresh oysters exported by eligible U.S. entities.
From June 1, 2020, Japan will require the use of a revised sanitary certificate for fresh oyster exports.
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Russia: Draft SPS Measure on Gastropods Notified to WTO

On February 21, 2020, Russia notified the WTO of draft EAEU requirements for imported gastropod mollusks and the corresponding form of a unified EAEU veterinary certificate via G/SPS/N/RUS/180.
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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.
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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.