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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 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.
September 21, 2020
On June 16, 2020, Taiwan was officially recognized as free from foot and mouth disease (FMD) without vaccinations by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE).
September 17, 2020
On August 28, 2020, Taiwan announced that, beginning January 1, 2021, it will no longer restrict imports of U.S. beef to cattle of less than 30 months of age.
September 15, 2020
The COVID-19 epidemic in Korea significantly impacted pork consumption patterns in 2020.
September 15, 2020
On September 7, 2020, the Taiwan Council of Agriculture (COA) removed restrictions on the use of ractopamine as a feed additive for imported pork.
September 11, 2020
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.
September 8, 2020
New Zealand beef production and beef exports are expected to recover somewhat in 2021 from lower levels caused by severe drought in early 2020.
September 8, 2020
The Australian beef industry has entered into a phase of major herd rebuilding after being decimated by the severe impacts of a two-year drought in 2018 and 2019 across much of the beef...
August 31, 2020
Beef production is projected to remain flat in 2021 as marginally higher slaughter is offset by lower carcass weights.
August 26, 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.
August 24, 2020
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.
August 20, 2020
Despite widespread news stories to the contrary, the city of Guangzhou – a major metropolis in South China – has not/not suspended imports of meat and seafood.
August 19, 2020
To stimulate the use of non-traditional protein sources in the Japanese diet, Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries established a public-private partnership to develop regulations...
August 12, 2020
Overall swine production and slaughter will hit record lows in 2020 as African Swine Fever continues to impact China’s hog industry.
July 22, 2020
The 2019 U.S. Agricultural Export Yearbook provides a statistical summary of U.S. agricultural commodity exports to the world and the United States’ primary trading partners.
July 15, 2020
The U.S.-Japan Organic Equivalency Arrangement will be extended to livestock products on July 16, 2020.
July 10, 2020
This quarterly report includes data on U.S. and global trade, production, consumption and stocks, as well as analysis of developments affecting world trade...
June 25, 2020
On May 29, Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare (MHLW) confirmed that the U.S. Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) system for meat and poultry is sufficient...

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