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June 1, 2020
On May 27, Japan’s Cabinet Office approved the draft of a second supplementary budget aimed at addressing COVID-19-related impacts.
June 1, 2020
After the temporary closure of a slaughterhouse in Groenlo (Gelderland), some government inspectors working at a facility in Helmond (North Brabant) tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
June 1, 2020
The temporary closure of hotels and restaurants in response to COVID-19 lowered domestic demand for high-end meats and slashed prices by 40 percent for meat products...
May 29, 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.
May 28, 2020
On May 19, 2020, the Philippines formally granted market access to U.S. bovine embryos, leveling the playing field for U.S. exporters vis-à-vis the competition in Australia and Canada.
May 26, 2020
The Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority (NVWA) has suspended its inspections at a swine slaughterhouse in Groenlo after coronavirus (COVID-19) was detected among the workers...
May 21, 2020
Based on research conducted by the Dutch government, it is now believed that mink which were infected with the coronavirus (COVID-19) may have transmitted the virus to a farm employee.
May 21, 2020
The German Government’s hand was forced to introduce higher labor standards in the meat industry after several COVID-19 infections in slaughterhouses exposed grim labor conditions.
May 21, 2020
Clusters of COVID-19 cases have been found in workers at three French slaughterhouses since April.
May 18, 2020
Four fur farms in the Netherlands detected coronavirus (COVID-19) in mink, as well as in some cats residing at these farms.
May 13, 2020
Burma's livestock sector, which has been experiencing strong growth, is expected to slow due to travel restrictions, decreasing demand, and low prices during the COVID-19 pandemic.
May 5, 2020
This report is an update to the “Beef Export Protocol to Singapore” GAIN report issued on 4/30/2019. This update provides information on the Singapore Food Agency’s new simplified procedures...
May 4, 2020
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries is expected to revise the calculation method for payments under the Beef Marukin program which provides financial support to beef producers...
April 29, 2020
On April 20, Japan’s Agriculture and Livestock Industries Corporation (ALIC) announced additional details of the supports it will provide to cattle fattening operations and dairy companies...
April 28, 2020
On January 21 and April 16, respectively, the first and second stage of Kazakhstan’s 2020 meat quotas were announced by the Kazakhstani Ministry of Trade and Integration.
April 28, 2020
On April 11, 2020, Egypt’s Ministry of Trade and Industry (MTI) issued Decree No. 209/2020.
April 28, 2020
In 2019, Macau’s retail food sector sales rose 7.3 percent to US$613 million, a positive growth trend forecast to continue, especially in segments where U.S. products have strong prospects...
April 23, 2020
Due to the ongoing corona virus (COVID-19) outbreak, restaurants in the Netherlands and many other EU Member States are closed.
April 21, 2020
ASF has devastated China’s swine industry since August 2018. Despite low official reported cases of ASF and robust recovery efforts in the second half of 2019,
April 16, 2020
In an attempt to reduce the spread of COVID-19, on March 20 the Sri Lankan Government’s (GOSL) Department of Animal Production and Health (DAPH) issued a notice to importers which restricts the...

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