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China: China Issued National Food Safety Standard for Vegetable Oil
March 13, 2019
On June 21, 2018, the National Health Commission (NHC) and the State Administration for Market Regulation (SAMR) jointly issued the National Food Safety Standard for Vegetable Oil (GB2716- 2018)....
Quarterly Agricultural Export Forecast
February 21, 2019
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.
South Korea: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
February 14, 2019
After 10 years under the Living Modified Organism (LMO) Act, Korea plans to improve and revise the LMO Act to address stakeholders’ concerns.
Japan: Japanese Health Ministry Continues Discussions on Genome Edited Food
December 7, 2018
Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare held its second and third public discussions on the handling of food products derived from genome editing technology on October 15 and November 19, 2018,
South Korea: Food Processing Ingredients
November 20, 2018
Korea relies heavily on imports to fulfill its food and agricultural needs. Korea maintains a strong food processing industry that manufactures a wide variety of food and beverage products.
Burma: Notification on the Registration of New Plant Varieties
October 3, 2018
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
China: China Implements Supplemental Imports Tariffs on U.S. Products Exported to China
September 25, 2018
On September 18, 2018, China’s State Council Tariff Commission (SCTC) announced that it would start enforcing additional import tariffs on U.S. products exported to China....
China: Northeast China Is Now on the U.S. Flight Map
September 17, 2018
For the first time in a decade, direct flights to the United States from Northeastern China will be possible.
Japan: Free Trade Agreements Pose Challenges for U.S. Processed Products
August 22, 2018
A free trade agreement (FTA) between Japan and members of the Comprehensive and Progressive Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP), as well as a soon-to-be effectuated FTA between Japan....
Vietnam: MARD Issues HS Codes for Plant Products
July 12, 2018
This report provides an unofficial translation of Appendix-3 of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) Circular 24/2017/TT-BNNPTNT, dated November 15, 2017....
China: China Responds to U.S. Section 301 Trade Action Announcement
April 4, 2018
On April 4, 2018, the People’s Republic of China’s Ministry of Commerce (MOFCOM) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) separately announced a proposal to levy retaliatory tariffs of 25 percent....
China: Monthly Agricultural Market News of South China – 18
February 6, 2018
South China’s Agricultural Imports Reach New Record…Upcoming opportunities for U.S. exporters to meet with South China wood product and bakery ingredient importers…
Indonesia: FAS Jakarta Obtains Fresh Food of Plant Origin Recognition Renewal
January 15, 2018
On January 5, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture issued decree No. 35/2018, renewing U.S. Fresh Foods of Plant Origin (FFPO) recognition for an additional three years.
Japan: MAFF Approves 70 EU-Proposed GIs for Agricultural Items
December 25, 2017
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries approved 70 European Union (EU)-proposed geographical indications for agricultural items on December 15, 2017.
South Korea: Growth in U.S. Ag Exports to Korea Outpaces the Rest of East Asia
December 19, 2017
Several categories of U.S. food and agricultural exports to South Korea saw significant growth in fiscal year 2017 (Oct/Sept).
China: China Trade Shows Report
November 13, 2017
This goal of this report is to introduce U.S. exporters of farm, fishery and forest products to the major trade shows taking place throughout China.
Malaysia: Food Processing Ingredients
November 7, 2017
The overall food processing sector is growing 3 percent per year, with dairy, bakery, and processed fish products leading.
Malaysia: Agricultural Biotechnology Annual
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....
Japan: An Overview of the Food Labeling Standard
June 1, 2017
In August 2012, the Consumer Affairs Agency (CAA) started to work towards completion of a comprehensive Food Labeling Standard (see, e.g., GAIN Reports JA3001 and JA3054).
Japan: The WASABI - Hot News from Japan Vol. 13 Issue 6
May 18, 2017
FAS/Japan assisted three delegations from Montana in April, including a group of craft beer and spirits companies, Montana Senator Steve Daines, and Montana’s Director of Agriculture Ben Thomas....
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