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Russian Federation: EAEU 2020 TRQs Published and Russia to Eliminate Pork TRQs
September 12, 2019
On July 31, 2019, the Eurasian Economic Commission (EEC) issued Decision No. 127, establishing tariff-rate quotas (TRQs) and respective volumes for imports of meat, poultry....
China: China Announces Increases to Additional Tariffs
August 28, 2019
On August 23, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced new tariffs on certain U.S. products, valued at $75 billion USD.
Russia: Russia Extended Food Import Ban through End 2020
July 4, 2019
On June 24, 2019, President Putin signed decree No. 293 extending Russia’s ban on the import of agricultural products from the countries that applied economic sanctions against Russia....
Japan: Japan Announces Beef and Pork SGs for JFY 2019 Q4
June 7, 2019
On May 31, Japan’s Ministry of Finance announced the safeguard (SG) trigger levels for beef and pork for the fourth quarter of Japanese Fiscal Year 2019 (January 2020-March 2020).
United States-Colombia Trade Promotion Agreement Pays Dividends to American Farmers and Exporters
May 28, 2019
Taiwan is an important trading partner and offers many opportunities for sales of U.S. food and agricultural products.
China: China Raises Tariffs on U.S. Agricultural Products
May 17, 2019
On May 13, 2019, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Finance (MOF), State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that supplementary import tariffs levied on certain U.S. products....
Japan: Japan Announces Beef and Pork Safeguard Levels for JFY 2019
April 12, 2019
On March 31, Japan announced safeguard trigger levels for beef and pork for the first three quarters of Japanese fiscal year 2019 (April-December).
Japan: U.S. Ag Faces Headwinds as Japan FTAs Enter Year 2
April 2, 2019
Japan’s vegetable oil and protein feed markets began to show signs of slowing in market year (MY) 2017/18, but low soybean prices and a drop in world rapeseed prices in 2018 helped Japan’s....
Japan: Japan Revises Beef and Pork Safeguards After Japan-EU EPA
March 12, 2019
On January 31, 2019, Japan’s Ministry of Finance revised the beef and pork safeguard trigger volumes to reflect the entry into force of a free trade agreement between Japan and the European Union....
United States Agricultural Exports to Japan Remain Promising
June 5, 2018
There is an array of opportunities for U.S. agricultural exporters in Japan, though its unique culture and regulatory environment present challenges.
Australia: Increased Market Access Under the TPP-11 Agreement
May 3, 2018
Australia is expected to improve its global competitiveness as the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP) Agreement is likely to reduce tariffs and provide....
South Korea: There's the Beef (and Pork)! U.S. Red Meat Success in South Korea
April 16, 2018
South Korea is the United States’ second largest beef market by value, a remarkable turnaround from the market closure in late 2003.
EU-28: EU-Japan Finalize Economic Partnership Agreement
December 19, 2017
On December 8, 2017, the European Union and Japan announced the conclusion of the final discussions on the EU-Japan Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA).
South Africa: Draft Regulations Relating to Maximum Levels of Metals in Foodstuffs
June 9, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the South African Ministry of Health invited further comments or inputs on the Draft Regulations relating to maximum levels of metals in foodstuffs.
Ukraine: Ukraine Introduced New Agricultural Support System in 2017
May 25, 2017
There have been significant changes affecting agricultural product quality, safety, and sanitary regulations since the submission of the last report.
South Africa: South Africa Remains Closed to U.S Poultry, Pork and Beef Imports
August 24, 2015
Since last reported in GAIN, South Africa has not finalized issues related to its concerns over the trade measures that stop exports of U.S. poultry, beef, and pork.
South Africa: South Africa Market for U.S. Poultry, Pork and Beef Remains Closed
July 13, 2015
June 4 and 5, 2015, in Paris, the South Africa and U.S. poultry industries came to an agreement that would permit the return of U.S. bone in chicken to South Africa.
Armenia: Transitional Import Tariffs for Armenia in EAEU until 2022
April 14, 2015
As part of its accession to the Eurasian Economic Union  (EAEU), Armenia has committed to eventually adopt the unified tariff schedule of the EAEU
Central America and the Caribbean: Prospects for U.S. Agricultural Exports
March 30, 2015
Central America and the Caribbean, with their close geographical and economic ties to the United States, have always been an important market for U.S. agricultural exports.
Russian Federation: New Draft Law on Veterinary Medicine
August 18, 2014
A new draft framework law “On Veterinary Medicine” aimed at replacing the current Russian law adopted in 1993 was posted on the Russian Government website for public review.
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