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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,
November 29, 2018
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.
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.
October 3, 2018
The Department of Agriculture made changes to the process for registering new plant varieties.
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....
September 17, 2018
For the first time in a decade, direct flights to the United States from Northeastern China will be possible.
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....
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....
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....
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…
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.
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.
December 19, 2017
Several categories of U.S. food and agricultural exports to South Korea saw significant growth in fiscal year 2017 (Oct/Sept).
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.
November 7, 2017
The overall food processing sector is growing 3 percent per year, with dairy, bakery, and processed fish products leading.
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....
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).
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....
February 17, 2017
On January 27, 2017, the Thai Food and Drug Administration notified the WTO (G/SPS/N/THA/183/Rev.1) on the Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) Notification Regarding Food Containing Pesticide Residue.
January 19, 2017
China is the world’s largest importer of genetically engineered (GE) crops and one of the largest producers of GE cotton in the world, but it has not yet approved any major GE food crops...

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