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February 23, 2021
On January 28, 2021, Morocco’s Administration des Douanes et Impots Indirects (Moroccan Customs) requested additional documentation for U.S. exports of beef and beef products.
February 18, 2021
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.
February 18, 2021
New Zealand is both a huge producer and exporter of meat products, exporting 70 percent of production.
February 12, 2021
Infographic detailing some of the FAS 2018 accomplishments in the areas of trade policy, market development, and trade capacity building.
February 9, 2021
Following the Hong Kong government’s confirmation on February 4, 2021 that pigs on a farm were infected with African Swine Fever (ASF) and the ensuing culling of 240 cohort pigs in the same shed...
February 8, 2021
On January 28, 2021, China’s Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs (MARA) notified the U.S. Embassy in Beijing that on January 21, 2021, China detected African Swine Fever (ASF)...
February 8, 2021
On January 15, 2020, the United States and China signed the Phase One Economic and Trade Agreement (ETA).
February 5, 2021
On January 30, 2021, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) announced an outbreak of COVID-19 on a fur farm with 5,800 mink in the Pomerania province’s Kartuzy county.
February 5, 2021
Following the detection of African Swine Fever (ASF) virus in six pigs of a local pig farm, the Hong Kong government ordered the culling of all 240 pigs shared in the same shed with the infected pigs.
February 3, 2021
In November 2020 the GOR sub-commission on customs tariff regulation and non-tariff regulation and protective measures in external trade approved a proposal to replace its tariff rate quotas...
February 2, 2021
In October 2020, the first cases of coronavirus were identified on Swedish mink farms. Sweden responded by standing up a surveillance program and imposing a series of control measures.
January 20, 2021
While China remains the world’s leading consumer of meat and poultry, demand for plant-based meat alternatives is on the rise.
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 31, 2020
Post’s forecast for Philippine pork production in 2021 turns negative as ASF continues to discourage commercial operations from reinvesting in the sector, which in turn has led to spiking...
December 3, 2020
On November 26, 2020, the Lithuanian State Food and Veterinary Service (SFVS) announced an outbreak of COVID-19 among mink on a farm in Central Lithuania’s Jonava District.
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.