On June 29, 2022, the European Commission (EC) approved one genetically engineered (GE) crop (maize) for food and animal feed. The authorization was published in the European Union’s Official Journal on July 1, 2022 and remains valid for 10 years.
On September 16, 2021 China applied to join the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Although faced with institutional obstacles for joining the CPTPP, China-based experts have noted that accession to the CPTPP could quicken economic development and trade liberalization by meeting the agreement's high-standards and progressive requirements.
The U.S-China Economic and Trade Agreement (Phase One) granted market access for new U.S. horticultural products such as avocadoes, blueberries, and nectarines.
In March 2021, Iceland’s Minister of Fisheries and Agriculture announced his intention to allocate ISK 970 million ($7.5 million) in financial support for Icelandic sheep and cattle farmers.
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New Zealand: New Zealand and China Sign FTA Upgrade

On January 26, 2021, New Zealand and China signed an Upgrade to the 2008 Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
On December 18, 2020, the European Commission published a Regulation eliminating EU customs duties for fresh and frozen lobsters from August 1, 2020 to July 31, 2025.
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China: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual

In 2020, China committed to a number of reforms to its agricultural biotechnology policies under the U.S.-China Economic and Trade Agreement (“Phase One Agreement”).
On November 21, 2020, Canada announced conclusion of an interim trade agreement to mitigate possible trade disruption associated with the United Kingdom leaving the European Union...
In June 2020, China’s central government announced its economic masterplan to develop the south China island of Hainan into a Free Trade Port (FTP).
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China: New to Market Report - Chipping Potatoes

Chipping potatoes from Idaho, Oregon, and Washington were among several U.S. agricultural products that received new and expanded access under the U.S.- China Economic and Trade Agreement...
This report consolidates China’s previous announcements of additional tariffs on U.S. agriculture, fish, and wood products and information concerning the Chinese government exclusion process...
On May 12, 2020, the State Council Tariff Commission (SCCTC) announced the 2nd exclusion list for the second batch of U.S. products imposed with additional tariffs.