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November 8, 2019
Monthly report on crop acreage, yield and production in major countries worldwide. Sources include reporting from FAS’s worldwide offices, official statistics of foreign governments....
October 4, 2019
Vietnam maintains strong demand growth for oilseeds for food and oil consumption.
September 20, 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.
May 30, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has now spread across 15 Chinese provinces....
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....
May 7, 2019
The Fall Armyworm (FAW; Spodoptera frugiperda) – a crop-eating pest – first detected in China in January 2019 has spread across China’s southern border and currently impacts about 8,500 hectares....
April 1, 2019
In January 2019, China approved five new genetically engineered traits and renewed the bio-safety certificates for 26 traits previously approved.
October 17, 2018
Myanmar’s total 2018 feed demand is estimated at about 3 million metric tons (MMT) including about 0.5 MMT of aqua feed.
October 3, 2018
Post revises its forecast for soybean imports for marketing year (MY) 2018/19 (calendar year [CY] 2019) at 2 million metric tons (MMT), a significant increase from the MY2017/18 estimate....
April 26, 2018
On March 16, 2018, China notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of the draft Code of Practice for the Prevention and Reduction of Aflatoxin Contamination in Food, as SPS/N/CHN/1068.
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).
March 28, 2017
Beginning February 4, 2017, Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety began enforcing biotech labeling requirements that were finalized on February 3, 2016.
December 20, 2016
The Australian federal government is very supportive of biotechnology and has committed considerable long-term funding to research and development.
December 2, 2016
A La Nina event is expected to sustain itself into early 2017, resulting in an early onset rainy season, and providing relief to Indonesia’s palm oil industry from the dryness...
May 11, 2015
he Korea-Canada Free Trade Agreement entered into effect on January 1, 2015. Korea’s total trade volume with Canada amounted to 10 billion U.S. dollars in 2014.
July 15, 2013
China is expected to remain a significant importer of biotech products and may become an exporter of biotechnology in the medium to long term.