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January 19, 2021
On December 25, 2020, the Chinese Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) issued the voluntary group standard Plant-Based Meat Products (T/CIFST 001-2020), which provides...
January 15, 2021
On January 1, the Government of Japan introduced a new payment scheme for Japanese importers to postpone customs clearance of imported chilled beef between January 1 and June 30.
January 12, 2021
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
January 12, 2021
The first full year of the newly negotiated U.S. specific High Quality Beef (HQB) quota with the European Union ended with U.S. beef exports reaching 12,806 MT.
January 6, 2021
This report is meant to assist companies and establishments who produce and/or export animal products and byproducts to Ecuador in completing and submitting questionnaires...
December 3, 2020
On November 15, National Food Safety Authority (NFSA) issued Decision No. 13/2020 setting new maximum residue limits (MRLs) for veterinary drugs including ractopamine.
November 27, 2020
On November 20, 2020, the European Commission declared Belgium free of African Swine Fever (ASF), one year after the last finding of an ASF infection.
November 23, 2020
FAS provides summaries of the latest USDA quarterly forecasts for U.S. trade in agricultural products and a link to the joint FAS/ERS publication Outlook for U.S. Agricultural Trade.
November 19, 2020
On November 12, Japan’s Food Safety Commission (FSC) Prion Subcommittee began its review of a proposal by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) to reduce the scope of specified risk...
November 6, 2020
Ukraine adopted several maximum residue levels (MRLs) for veterinary drugs, coccidiostats and histomonostats in food products of animal origin.
November 3, 2020
Portugal continues to expand its swine sector driven by increasing foreign demand, mainly from Asia.
October 23, 2020
Russia and Kyrgyzstan notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of draft amendments to the Eurasian Economic Union (EAEU) veterinary requirements and unified veterinary certificates regarding...
October 21, 2020
African swine fever (ASF) presented significant challenges for Bulgaria’s livestock industry in 2019. ASF drove Bulgaria’s total 2019 swine inventory down by 25 percent and the number of swine...
October 21, 2020
On October 14, the European Commission presented its EU Methane Strategy, in which the main objective is to reduce methane emissions by 35 to 37 percent by 2030 compared to 1990 levels.
October 5, 2020
The temporary closure of hotels and restaurants in response to COVID-19 lowered domestic demand for high-end meats and slashed prices for meat products such as suckling piglets, Iberico products...
September 29, 2020
While trade tensions and China’s retaliatory tariffs slashed U.S. agricultural exports to China in 2018 and 2019,
September 25, 2020
On September 21, 2020, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) issued new country of origin labeling regulations for 1) pork in packaged food; 2) pork served in restaurants; and...
September 25, 2020
FAS Cairo forecasts Egypt's production (calf crop) in market year (MY) 2021 (January-December) at 1.94 million head.
September 22, 2020
Assuming a healthy calf-crop (improving reproductive rate) and steep rise in beginning cattle stock, India’s calendar year (CY) 2021 cattle (Bos taurus or Bos indicus) and water buffalo...
September 21, 2020
Post expects a larger drop in pork production of 20 percent in 2020 as African Swine Fever remains a major concern in Luzon and parts of Mindanao.

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